Schools In State Not To Reopen On June 17: Odisha Education Min

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Bhubaneswar: As a new guideline has been issued by the Centre regarding the reopening of schools following the lifting of lockdown, schools across Odisha will not reopen on previously scheduled date of June 17.

This was informed by School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today.

Even as the Centre extended the nationwide lockdown by one month until June 30 to contain the spread of coronavirus, it has said that schools and colleges will open in a phased manner outside containment zones. According to the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Schools, colleges, educational, training, coaching institutions, etc will be opened after consultations with states and union territories. The decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July.

The home ministry said that state governments, union territory administrations have been asked to hold consultations at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders. Based on the feedback, a final decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July.

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