Schools in Odisha asked to clean their campus, infra

Bhubaneswar: It seems schools might reopen soon in Odisha if the recent directives issued to them are taken into consideration.

The State government asked schools run by it to take up cleaning activities of their campus and other school infrastructure which has been lying idle for last six months. This was informed by School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash today.

All the District Education Officers (DEOs) have been instructed to ensure the availability of teachers at their respective headquarters and pre Covid-19 status should be maintained in all the educational institutions. Any deviation will be viewed seriously, the Minister stated.

The State Government has prepared an action plan for intensive and focused Covid-19 campaign which will be rolled out very soon. For successful implementation of this campaign participation of all teachers is absolutely required, so that IEC materials approved by the government can reach to the students, parents and community.

The government also approved Rs 31,81,58,400 in favour of 1,13,628 cook-cum-helpers in 30 districts for release of honorarium for July and August at Rs 1,400 per month.

It is worth to be mentioned that schools and other educational institutions in the State have been closed since March 17 in view of Covid-19.

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