Education minister S Rajen Singh made a surprise visit to schools in Imphal West on Thursday Credit: DIPR

Imphal: A day after schools reopened in Manipur after almost a gap of one year with no activity, education minister S Rajen Singh on Thursday made an inspection visit at different schools in Imphal West district.

Speaking to media persons, minister Rajen said that appropriate action would be taken against teaching and non-teaching staff found absent during school hours.

During his visit, staff and student attendance were checked to ensure that proper classroom activity would not be neglected.

Following the state cabinet approved on January 15, students studying in Class 9 to 12 have resumed their classes from January 27 while imposing strict COVID-19 norms.

As informed by the minister, the education department has already distributed medical kits like hand sanitiser, face mask, washing soaps and detergents etc. to schools and colleges as a precautionary measure to COVID-19. Staff and students should also follow the SoPs prescribed by the education department, he added.

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Manipur reopened schools for students of Class 9 and above on Jan 27

The minister said surprise visits to schools and colleges would continue to ensure strict compliance with department orders.

The minister also appealed the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisations to cooperate with the new initiative of the government on the reopening of educational institutions in the state.

Minister Rajen appreciated the school staff, students, guardians, officials of the education department for their willingness and cooperation over reopening educational institutions.

During the first inspection visit, the ministerial team visited Recent Higher Secondary, Sabaltongba, Awangkhunou Govt. High School, Langjing Govt. High School, Manipur Institute of Technology, MIT, Kebol Govt. High School, Tera, Model Higher Secondary School, Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School and Uripok, Lilasing Khongnagkhong Govt. High School.

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