In cognizance of some schools in the state which “have issued notification/started admission process for new academic session for all classes in violation of the Government instructions”, the official order directed all the school authorities “to stop the process for admission to new academic session for all classes immediately till an appropriate decision is taken in this regard.” The order maintained that the direction was given to maintain a uniform academic session across the state both for those affiliated to State Board as well as CBSE.
The order issued by Director of Education (S) L. Nandakumar Singh on January 20 had directed all the schools – government, government-aided and private – to reopen for classes IX to XII on 27 January 2021 following a decision taken in a Cabinet Meeting. All educational institutions have been shut down “as a measure to prevent spread of COVID-19” since 12 March 2020.
“Whereas the Government in its Cabinet Meeting has taken a decision to re-open schools for classes IX-XII w.e.f. 27th January, 2021 for the academic decision 2020 in order to prepare themselves for the ensuing examinations viz. Promotion, HSLC and HSE etc,” read the order.
Further, all the Zonal Education Officers (ZEO) were requested to ensure compliance of the order by all stakeholders. “Non-compliance of this Order will be viewed seriously,” said the communiqué.