COVID-19: JK Extends Closure Of Educational Institutions

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday extended closure of the educational institutions for in-person and on campus teaching till June 30.

An order to this effect has been issued by Member Secretary State Executive Committee of the J&K government’s Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction while invoking section 24 of the Disaster Management Act 2005.

“All Schools, Colleges, Universities, Technical Education / Skill Development Institutes and Coaching Centers shall remain closed for in-person / on campus teaching (till June 30),” reads an order by the State Executive Committee on the basis of the current assessment of the COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The teaching staff shall also be required to conduct online classes from their homes only, the order, a copy of which lies with news agency GNS, reads further.

“The Universities and Colleges shall be permitted to seek in person attendance of minimal staff, only for research / 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 order added.

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