Speaking to mediapersons, the Minister said admission in all schools across the state will begin on June 8 and continue till July 15. However, it was earlier decided that schools with strength of less than 20 students will be closed from this academic year. When asked about this, the Minister said no such decision has been taken so far in view of COVID-19 pandemic and admission in all schools across the state will be held starting June 8, he said.
School authorities have been asked to ensure social distancing among students during the admission process. The state Government will take decision on reopening of schools after July 31, Dash added
Meanwhile, it has been decided to halt evaluation of Matric and Plus Two exams answer sheets during the weekend shutdown in 11 districts of the state. the Minister added.