Bhubaneswar: The State Government has decided to reopen schools for Std IX students of Government, Government aided and private institutions across Odisha from August 16.
In a letter to the Director, Secondary Education and President, Board of Secondary Education, School and Mass Education Department Secretary, Satyabrata Sahu stated that classes will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm for the Std IX students.
The hostels for Class IX students will also start operating from August 16 (Monday).
However, the guidelines issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department will be followed strictly. Besides, all stakeholders will have to follow COVID appropriate behaviour strictly, the letter further stated.