Odisha Schools To Reopen For Classes VIII & XI After Dussehra Vacation

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Bhubaneswar: The state government on Thursday announced that offline classroom teaching for students of Classes VIII and XI will begin after Dussehra vacation.

The Odisha  School and Mass Education Department in a notice said physical teaching of both the classes, which have been suspended for several months in view of the COVID pandemic will resume after the vacation.

Schools will reopen on October 21 after the vacation declared by the government from October 9 to 20 in view of Durga Puja and Kumar Purnima.

Physical classes for Class IX and XII students are already being held in accordance with COVID guidelines. Students of these classes have also been given the option of attending online classes.

Earlier in the day, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said schools may reopen for Classes I to VIII after the vacation if the COVID condition improves.

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