Kohima: Schools in Nagaland would re-open from Monday but only for students of classes 9 to 12. State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy said that up to 50 percent of teaching and non-teaching staff, residing outside containment zones, may be permitted to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching, tele-counseling and related work.
The order issued by the government said, "Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers subject to the written consent of their parents or guardians, subject to strict adherence to all the provisions in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)".
The Ministry of Home Affairs' Unlock 4 guidelines have allowed students of classes 9 to 12 to visit schools from September 21 on a "voluntary basis" for academic help. Schools the nation over have been shut since March due to the COVID-19 crisis.