Meghalaya yet to decide on reopening of educational institutions

Meghalaya yet to decide on reopening of educational institutions

Agency News

Shillong, Jun 5 : Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Friday said the government is yet to take a call on reopening of educational institutions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are yet to decide on the matter related to reopening educational institutions in urban as well as rural areas of the state,” he said. Rymbui however said that he would convene a meeting on June 15 to discuss the standard operating procedure for reopening of educational institutions.

“We will come up with the decision which will be in the best interest of the state at an appropriate time,” he further informed. However, there is a general feeling among parents and the people in general that educational institutions in the state should continue to remain closed until such time when the atmosphere is safe enough for students to assemble in one place. Meanwhile, several schools, especially in the urban areas have been instructing their pupils through the social media on class curricula and also tasking them with regular homework. Meghalaya has so far recorded 33 cases, out of which, 19 are active, and 13 have fully recovered while one had died on April 15. (UNI)