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Arunachal Pradesh government has announced closure of all schools and hostels in the state from April 26 due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The schools will now open after summer vacations on June 1.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meet, chaired by chief minister Pema Khandu in Itanagar on April 23.

A fresh SOP for the educational institutions in the state, issued after the Arunachal cabinet meet, said that all government, government-aided and private schools in the state will be closed from April 26. The internal examination held so far will be counted for purpose of assessment of students and the rest of exams which were supposed to be held from April 26 stand cancelled.

The order said that the government-aided and private schools can decide on the mode of assessment, including holding of examinations from or after April 26, but only in online mode.

The state government has declared summer vacation for all the schools in the state from April 26 till May 31.

However, teachers were asked to attend the internal evaluation work for which concerned teachers/staff may be called by head of institution to the school maintaining proper SOPs.

The result declaration after due evaluation with respect to the internal examination shall be done by May 8 “without fail”.

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The Arunachal Pradesh government has also ordered the coaching centres in the state to discontinue regular offline classes.

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