Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government today ordered the closure of all schools in the state with effect from tomorrow. As per the fresh guidelines issued by the state, all schools of all classes in the state will remain closed from January 15 to January 31. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued the order keeping in mind the current situation of COVID-19 in the state.
This order is applicable for all private and public schools in the state. Apart from the closure of schools, the CM also informed that the MP Board pre-board examinations for class 10 and 12, starting from January 20, will be conducted as per the schedule. However, the exams will now be conducted in the form of ‘Take Home Exam’ format. Schools have been instructed to make necessary arrangements for this.
In an official statement, Chief Minister Chouhan announced that all classes from class 1 to 12 in the state will remain closed and teaching activities have been transferred to online mode for now. Schools will remain closed till January 31 and the situation will be reviewed at the end of this. Meanwhile, all the learning activities and exams will also be conducted in online mode.
Apart from the closure of schools, the state has also announced a complete ban on all public gatherings or ‘melas’ of any kind in the state. Sports activities will be conducted, but the gathering of people has been banned. For events, only 50% of the maximum permitted capacity will be followed.
first published:Jan. 14, 2022, 1:21 p.m.