Manipur government urges private schools not to issue admission notice during Covid-19 lockdown

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, April 24, 2020: Education  (S) department has urged private schools in Manipur not to serve admission notice during Covid-19  lockdown and curfew.

The government made the instruction after it came across a notice issued by the chairman, Management Committee, UNACCO School thereby instructing the parents to re-admit their wards (if not done till date) in respect of two UNACCO Schools and to complete all formalities for re- admission latest by April 30.

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In view of the current lockdown measures imposed till May 3 by the government to prevent/ contain the spread of Covid-19, issuing of such notice to the parents giving dateline at this critical juncture is considered ill-timed and not in the interest of both students and parents of the school, education  (S) commissioner T. Ranjit Singh on Friday.

The Management Committee, UNACCO School has been informed to withdraw/ cancel the notice immediately. Any such similar administrative action (if necessary/required) may be issued only after the lockdown is lifted by the government, he added.

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During the enforcement of current lockdown/curfew, all private schools
in the state are also informed not to issue such similar notices and the interest
of the students should always be kept on top priority in their decision-making process
especially under the present prevailing circumstances, the commissioner said.

The education department had also directed all zonal education officers to take necessary action to disseminate the information to concerned authorities of all private schools located in their respective jurisdiction.

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