After a gap of two months, schools in Manipur reopened on Wednesday for Classes 1 to 8.
Out of 4,617 schools, 96 could not be opened due to occupation for relief measures and other purposes, the State government said in a statement, adding that the maximum attendance in various schools was witnessed among the displaced students living in the relief camps.
The State government had announced an extended summer vacation from May 4 to July 4 “due to prevailing law and order situation”.
The students displaced in the recent violence were allowed to get free admission in the nearest school.
Further, the requirement of prior permission for Classes 9 to 12 has been relaxed for violence-affected students opting for change of school and no fees would be charged for updating the registration in such cases.
The Department of Education and Samagra Shiksha, Manipur has distributed textbook, stationery and uniformsfor the displaced children staying in relief camps in both the hill and valley districts.
“Till now 27,629 textbooks, 20,375 notebooks, 4,955 Pencils, 3,483 sharpeners and erasers and 5,171 pens have been distributed at relief camps. Further, 1,536 sports items such as football, carom board sets, chess and ludo sets have been distributed to the relief camps,” the government said.
More than 60,000 persons have been displaced and at least 138 persons killed in the ethnic violence since May 3.