Agartala: The Tripura cabinet approved the decision to declare 20 schools in the state as specified category schools. In addition, students from Class 1 to 4, 6 and 7 have been promoted to higher classes, education minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

Speaking with reporters, Nath said that the decision was made because of a sudden surge of coronavirus cases. However, the students will be evaluated once classes resume in schools. But, even if a student gets low marks, they will be promoted to the next class.

“The present government has given priority to quality education as per the Right to Education Act. The children from any part of Tripura will get the opportunity to study in these schools,” Nath said.

In addition to the national standard teaching process in CBSE, these schools will have teachers, labs, libraries, specific playgrounds, while for the convenience of students, there will not be more than 40 students in each class.

He also said that students from pre-primary to Class 12 will get the opportunity to study in these schools. Students will have to go through a lottery, screening test for admission in these schools. Teachers and head teachers will also be selected through special examinations from government teachers. These specified category schools will be model schools.

Meanwhile, the education minister also informed that considering the current situation, the summer vacation in schools has been extended from May 25 to June 6 next.

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The education department has also decided to promote students from Class 1 to 4 and 6 and 7 to the next class due to the prevailing situation. A decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet on Tuesday.

However, proposals for promotion for the students of Class 5 and 8 will be sent to the cabinet for approval separately as there are central guidelines in the case of detention policy, Nath said.

Meanwhile, a decision on conducting examinations for the students of Class 9 and 11 will be taken in consultation with the Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) authorities.

“The process of delivering new books of the next class to the students of the concerned class has already started. If the situation is normal, they will get the books when the school opens,” Nath added.

Here are the schools that have been declared as specified category schools:

Shishu Vihar School, Umakanta Academy English Medium School, Henry Derozio Academy HS School, Dr. BR Ambedkar English Medium HS School, Khumpui Academy English Medium HS School at TTAADC Khumulwng, Sukanta Academy English Medium School, Bishalgarh English Medium HS School, Sonamura English Medium HS School, Udaipur Government English School, Amarpur Government English Medium HS School, Belonia Government English Medium HS School, Sabroom Government English Medium HS School, Teliamura Government English Medium HS School, Khowai Government English Medium HS School, Kamalpur Government English Medium HS School, Chailengta Government English Medium HS School, Netaji Vidyapeeth English Medium HS School, Kailashahar, Christian English Medium School, Golden Valley English Medium HS School in Dharmanagar, Kanchanpur Government English Medium HS School.



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