Source: NDTV Education
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, Odisha has shut down schools for Classes 9 and 11. The schools have been allowed to hold online classes for the students. Till April 30 all government, private, and aided schools will not be allowed to hold physical classes but can conduct online classes.
Students who are residing in hostels and residential schools are allowed to return to their homes but students who are staying in the hostels will have to maintain hygiene and avoid crowding outside the washrooms, mess, and other common areas.
Students of Classes 10 and 12 will continue attending the schools while taking COVID-19 precautions. To avoid the spread of infections the Odisha State Board has already issued rules to be followed while conducting the offline classes.
Students, teachers, and school staff must wear masks, maintain social distancing and ensure washing hands and using sanitizers.
All the students of Classes 1 to 8 would be promoted to a higher grade without examinations for the academic session 2020-21 in Odisha
Odisha schools reopened for the students of Classes 10 and 12 on January 8. The colleges and universities in the state reopened on January 11 for final-year students.