Closure of educational institutions extended in J&K

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SRINAGAR — The government on Tuesday ordered extension for closure of educational institutions across Jammu and Kashmir till June 30.

According to the orders of the State Executive Committee, all schools and higher educational institutes shall remain closed for in-person education till June 30.

“On the basis of the current assessment of the COVID-19 situation in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, the State Executive Committee, in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under Section 24 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, hereby orders the following restrictions till June-30, 2021,” reads the government order.

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The government also said that the schools, colleges, universities, technical education, skill development Institutes and coaching centres shall remain closed for in-person and on-campus teaching. “The teaching staff shall also be required to conduct online classes from their homes only,” it reads.

It also states that the universities and colleges shall be permitted to seek in person attendance of minimal staff, only for research and lab work.

“However, such staff of educational institutions as are needed by the concerned District Disaster Management Authorities for official duties shall not be exempted from duties,” the government said.

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