Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday said that schools for classes 1 to 8, which were closed since the ethnic conflict broke out in the first week of May, will start from July 5.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday said that schools from classes I to VIII in the state will reopen from July 5. In fact, the schools were closed after caste clashes started in the state in the first week of May. The CM has said that bunkers set up in hill and valley districts will be removed. At the same time, additional force is being deployed to provide security to the farmers of both Meitei and Kuki communities, so that agricultural activities can start.
The Education Department says that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the interest and welfare of the students. The parents of the children are very happy with the opening of the school after the summer vacations. The students have expressed happiness over the opening of the school. Explain that the summer vacation was extended by the schools from May 4 to July 4 as Manipur was in the grip of violence during this period.
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Out of the total 4617 schools which have been opened from 1st to 8th standard, 96 schools could not be opened because relief camps and other things related to Manipur violence have been arranged in those schools. Students displaced by recent violence in the state have been allowed free admission in nearby schools. Also, the requirement of prior permission from BoSEM/CoHSEM has been waived for classes 9 to 12 for violence affected students who opt to change schools. No fee will be charged for updation of registration with BoSEM/CoHSEM.
Books, exercise books, pens, pencils, sports material, school dress etc. were distributed to the students by Samagra Shiksha Manipur of the Education Department. Let us inform that so far 27,629 text books, 20,735 note books, 4955 pencils, 3483 sharpeners and erasers and 5171 pens have been distributed among the students. Along with this, 1539 sports materials like football, carrom board, chess and ludo have been distributed in the relief camps for the sports of the students. During the investigation, it has been found that the displaced students of the relief camps have the highest attendance in the schools when the schools are opened.
Let us tell you that more than 100 people have died in the ongoing violence between ethnic communities here for two months. Many people were injured and a large number of homes and places of worship were destroyed.