Source: NDTV Education
The Manipur state schools will be closing down from tomorrow for a month-long summer vacation ending May 31. The state government took this decision because of the rising Covid-19 cases in the state. The School Education commissioner of Manipur, T Ranjit Singh had instructed the state schools to make arrangements to hold online classes during the vacation.
All the government, aided and private schools affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education Manipur and Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur will remain closed for the entire month. The school's authorities had been asked to ensure at least four to five staff members attend the school during this period to take care of the official duties.
Further, the schools will have to have to hold online classes as the government said in a notification that “To ensure that necessary arrangement/preparations are made for commencement/resumption of online teaching/learning exercise on re-opening of classes of the summer vacation or until further order whichever is earlier”.
As of April 29, Manipur had reported 314 fresh Covid-19 cases, 5 more deaths taking the death toll to 31, 315, as reported by PTI. The government later declared ‘Greater Imphal’ as a containment zone for 7 days.