Colleges and all higher educational institutions across Meghalaya are slated to re-open from February 1, while observing health protocols as issued by the state government in consultation with principals of various institutions.
“Classes are to be held in blended mode – online and offline. This will include lesson transaction, assignments, online interaction, counselling,” a notification issued by additional chief secretary education department, Donald Philips Wahlang said on January 27.
“A blended approach of three days classes (minimum) and two days for home assignment may also be considered to reduce the exposure,” the notification said.
“Parental consent for attending offline classes is mandatory. Attendance must not be enforced and must depend entirely on parental consent,” the notification by Meghalaya additional chief secretary education department laid down.
The college authorities have also been empowered to take any decision pertaining to the closure of offline classes in event of detection of suspected COVID-19 cases in consultation with health officials.