by NEWSNER , 2021-02-27 14:50:22
The government of Mizoram has announced that all the higher educational institutes in the state, consisting of colleges and universities, will reopen from Monday, March 1 with several Covid-19 guidelines, an official statement said.
The schools and colleges in Mizoram were shut down in March 2020 due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country and the nationwide lockdown imposed by the central government for the safety of the citizens.
All colleges and universities in the state have also been asked to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the state government while reopening the premises for students and staff.
Covid-19 Safety Guidelines in Mizoram Colleges:
Lalthangliana, who is also the Health Minister, urged authorities of schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions to adhere to Covid-19 protocols and guidelines made from time to time for the health and safety of the students and staff.
All college authorities need to do thermal scanning at the entry points of the premises and make sure that all students and staff are wearing facemasks at all times. Sanitisation of classrooms and common areas will also be conducted.
Seating arrangements of the classrooms will be changed to ensure proper social distancing between students. Frequent washing and sanitisation of hands will be made mandatory for all the students in colleges and universities once physical classes commence.
Health and family welfare board vice-chairman and MLA Dr ZR Thiamsanga and higher and technical education board vice-chairman and MLA Vanlaltanpuia also attended the meeting. Earlier on Wednesday, the government has decided to allow the reopening of schools for students of classes 5-8 from March 1.