Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has ordered for immediate suspension of classroom teaching of standard IX and XI of all schools in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
The School and Mass Education Department has written a letter to all directors and district education officers in this regard.
In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the teaching of class IX & XI pertaining to all schools i.e. Government, Government Aided and Private schools is suspended with immediate effect until 30.04.2021.
The students of these two classes residing in Hostels/ Residential Schools are allowed to go back to home immediately. If required, schools may take up online classes, the letter reads.
However, the classes of class X & XII will continue as usual till 25.04.2021 as notified earlier as the students of these two classes will be appearing Board/ Council Examinations.
The COVID appropriate behaviour like use of mask, maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene are to be ensured for the students staying in hostels, it added.