Covid-19 Nagaland: Student body requests closure of schools and colleges
Dimapur, April 26 (EMN): Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, particularly in Dimapur, the Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur (TSUD) has requested the authorities to suspend classroom teaching in schools and colleges and go online instead.
In a letter addressed to the deputy commissioner of Dimapur and the District Task Force, the student body expressed the need for suspending offline classes immediately in order to avoid jeopardising the lives of students, while citing the detection of positive Covid-19 cases in Dimapur Government College.
It stated that conducting online classes won’t be an issue, unlike last year as schools and colleges are already familiar with the new system of learning. It added that university examinations be held online as scheduled for the welfare of students.
TSUD also suggested that hostellers remain in their respective hostels for online classes (to avoid network issues in remote areas) and study.
The student body further stated that the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the government for inbound travellers, especially those coming by railway and flights, should be strictly enforced.
“Limit the movements in border gates and allow only essential commodities to pass,” the press release read, adding that the union would extend its co-operation to the district administration.
It may be mentioned that the government of Nagaland on April 9 ordered the closure of all schools in the state, including residential, for students of classes 1 to 8, just weeks into the reopening of educational institutions in the state. However, regular classes have been allowed for students of classes 9 to 12, subject to strict adherence to the SOP issued by the government.