Physical classes in all educational institutes of Tripura remained suspended since March 17 last Credit: Representational image

Agartala: Schools and colleges in Tripura will continue to remain closed as the health department has not yet given permission for the re-opening of education institutions.

A high-level meeting of the education department on November 26 had decided to start classes for Class-X and Class-XII students from December 1. However, it had been decided that the decision would be effective only after official go-ahead from the health department.

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“In view of not receiving positive response from the Health & Family Welfare department, Tripura, regarding the re-opening of College/ Institution, it has been decided to cancel the physical attendance of the students…”, said a notification from the state government.

However, despite the postponement of the decision of the students to attend school-college, the attendance of teachers and professors have been made 100 per cent compulsory. In addition, online classes will continue as usual.

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In March, the state government had announced the closure of all schools, colleges and universities, cinema halls, swimming pools, and gyms.

Tripura has around 27,000 teachers for 4,400 government and government-aided schools across the state.

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