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Residential schools, hostels, guest houses, paying guest to reopen in Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 10:06 pm
Building of the Clark Memorial Higher Secondary School, Impur, which the Ao Baptist Church Association (ABAM) which was used as a quarantine centre during the pandemic.

Dimapur, March 12 (EMN):  The government of Nagaland has decided to reopen residential schools, hostels, guest houses, and paying guest accommodation for students of classe 6 and above with effect from March 17.

This was informed by Chief Secretary J Alam through an order on Friday.

The order stated that measures for preventing and containing the spread of Covid-19 should be taken and the facilities should follow the same standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the government for the students of classes 6 and above on February 1.

SOPs for HSLC, HSSLC exams

In a separate notification, the chief secretary also issued prevention measures to be followed while conducting the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations 2021.

It stated that preventive measures including social distancing should be maintained for the safety of students, teachers, staff, employees and others during the conduct of the examinations.

Centre superintendents have been directed to make several arrangements like disinfection of examination halls, furniture and surrounding areas; arrange a sick or medical room with minimum drugs and other essential items; a doctor; and no canteen facility, among others.

The detailed SOPs also include sitting arrangements as per the NBSE guidelines, separate room for persons with disabilities and dozens of other measures.

By EMN Updated: Mar 12, 2021 10:06:19 pm