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Educational institutions in Nagaland to remain closed

By EMN Updated: Apr 12, 2020 9:03 pm

Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): The government of Nagaland has announced that all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and coaching centres in the state will remain closed till further orders.

The state government made the clarification through a notification on Sunday via DIPR following the confusion after it decided to resume office.

‘Although the state government has directed the Nagaland Civil Secretariat and the Directorates in Kohima and Dimapur and all government offices in the districts to resume functioning with skeletal staff starting April 13, all schools, colleges, universities, all type of educational institutions, coaching, tuition classes etc., either government or private, shall continue to remain closed throughout the state of Nagaland till further orders,’ the statement read.

The principal secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, has also informed through a separate statement that all educational institutions in the state will remain closed.

“In connection with the resumption of functioning of Civil Secretariat and the Directorates at Kohima and Dimapur, with skeletal staff, the chief secretary has convened a meeting of AHODs and HODs at 11:00 am tomorrow (April 13) in the Secretariat Conference Hall to work out details for ensuring basic functioning of offices and to prepare the list of officers and staff who will be performing duties. All other Government servants are to remain in their respective homes for tomorrow and await further instructions from the concerned AHOD/HOD,” his statement read.

It may be mentioned that the government of Nagaland ordered the closure of educational institutions in the state several days before the nationwide lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.

Chief Secretary of Nagaland Temjen Toy informed on Saturday that all the government offices would start functioning on Monday with staff to work on a roster system.

“Those not attending office on a particular day will have to be available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. Adequate arrangements should be made for ensuring adherence to all social/physical distancing and necessary health safety measures in the offices,” he had informed.

By EMN Updated: Apr 12, 2020 9:03:20 pm