After conducting physical classes for standards 10 and 12 for a month, the Odisha government on Monday said that it has decided to reopen schools for the students of classes 9 and 11 from February 8 amid strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.
A notification issued by the school and mass education department said that regular classroom teaching for students of standards 9 and 11 will be held between 8.30 am and 10.30 am six days a week from February 8 to April 30.
Three periods will be held in those two hours, the notification said.
The government had reopened schools for students of classes 10 and 12 on January 8 after nine months of closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.
School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash said that the decision to start classroom teaching for the students of classes 9 and 11 was taken based on the experience of reopening schools for standards 10 and 12 a month ago.