Imphal: Education Minister S Rajen Singh has said that appropriate action will be taken against those teaching and non-teaching staffs of schools and colleges if found absent during school hours. Minister was speaking to media during an inspection visit at different schools in Imphal West Thursday.
He said that as decided by the government IX and above classes have resumed from January 27 with strict SOPs. The education department has already distributed medical kits like hand sanitiser, face mask, washing soaps and detergents etc. to schools and colleges as a precautionary measure to COVID-19. Staffs and students should also follow the SOPs prescribed by the education department, he added.
He said that surprise visit to schools and colleges will continue in order to ensure strict compliance of the order issued by the department. Minister also appealed the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organizations to cooperate with the new initiative of the government on the reopening of educational institutions in the state.
Minister Rajen appreciated the school staff, students, guardians, officials of the education department for their willingness and cooperation on the reopening of educational institutions. Attendance of the staffs and students was also checked during his visit.
During the first inspection visit ministerial team visited Recent Higher Secondary, Sabaltongba, Awangkhunou Govt High School, Langjing Govt. High School, Manipur Institute of Technology, MIT, Kebol Govt. High School, Tera, Model Higher Secondary School, Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School, Uripok, Lilasing Khongnagkhong Govt. High School.
Commissioner Hr & Tech Education, M Harekrishna, Commissioner Education,(S), T Ranjit Singh, Director, Education, (S), L Nandakumar Singh, Additional State Project Director, ASPD, SSA, T Phulen Meetei, Additional Director, Education(S/V) BisheshwarKhumukcham and others were also present during the visit.