Jharkhand Closes Schools and Colleges Amidst New Guidelines

Schools and Colleges in Guwahati Closed for 15 Days

The Jharkhand State Government has announced ‘Swasthya Suraksha Saptaha’ that will last from 22 April 2021 to 29 April 2021. The government has issued a new set of guidelines that has to be strictly followed. The guidelines come as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of infection, keeping in mind the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. In line with this, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the state will remain closed.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren announced the ‘Swasthya Suraksha Saptaha.’ Under the new guidelines, all educational institutions, including colleges, schools, technical institutions, training institutions, and coaching classes, will remain closed. However, the medium of imparting education for the students will be through online classes.

The Jharkhand’s Home, Prison, and Disaster Management department released a circular to confirm the news, “All educational institutions including schools, colleges, ITI, skill development centres, coaching classes, tuition classes, training institutions shall be closed”. It further adds: “Digital content or online education shall be provided to the students. All examinations conducted by various authorities Jharkhand government will remain postponed.”

Earlier this week, the JAC class 10 and 12 exams were postponed by the Board. Even the practical exams were postponed, considering the health and safety of the students. A revised exam calendar containing all the important dates will be released later.


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