As per the latest decision, the schools for Class 10 and Class 12 students will reopen on January 8, informed by School and Mass Education Department, Odisha.
Classes will be held for Class 10 students from January 8 to April 26 whereas Class 12 students will attend their classes from January 8 to April 28.
School and Mass Education Department informed that students will be taught for 100 days including Saturday and Sundays.
However, Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will conduct the High School Cerificate (HSC) exams from May 3 to May 15 and The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will conduct the Plus Two exam between May 15 and June 11.
Government also released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that needs to be followed for ensuring safety of students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
According to the guideline, only the schools outside containment zones shall be allowed to reopen. Students, teachers, employees living in containment zones will not be allowed to attend the school.
Students, teachers, employees shall be advised not to visit these areas falling within containment zones. District Collectors will direct the relevant schools to immediately shutdown in case their zone is declared as a containment zone.
Amid to reopening of schools, all work areas including furniture, libraries, storage places, water tanks, toilets and other common areas should be sanitised.