Tripura has banned political rallies and programs on school premises during school hours. The order was issued after receiving some reports against a section of the state education department headmasters who allowed such a program during school hours. However, NOC of education department has been made mandatory for any such program.
It is reiterated that no school property including playground can be used by any political party / organizer for conducting political events / rallies etc. A no-objection certificate from the Director of Secondary / Primary Education or the concerned District Education Officer may be a prerequisite. Strictly for organizing other events during holidays or after school hours. The information signed below indicates that some head teachers / TICs have violated this rule and have approved the use of school grounds for political rallies during school hours without having an organizer. The order signed by Chandni Chandran was read.
The education department in Tripura has said that the Kovid-19 induced lockdowns have severely affected learning and thus physical classes should be given top priority during school hours.
“Especially since the schools have been reopened after the required long break due to the Covid epidemic situation, it is totally unacceptable that headmasters are allowing such activities, severely disrupting teaching-learning activities and violating departmental rules,” the order added.
It said strict action would be taken against violators.
Last month, January 31, Tripura reopened all schools from pre-primary to class 12 due to a decrease in coronavirus cases. Earlier on January 10, the Department of Education announced that classes in schools from pre-primary to class 2 had been canceled, with students from class 3 attending the Omicron wave and 50% restricted to higher education institutions.
Later on January 15, schools from pre-primary to 7th grade were suspended until 30th January when 50% of students from 8th to 12th grade were allowed to go to school on alternate days and with parental permission due to the epidemic.
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