Higher education institutions in Mizoram, including colleges and universities, are expected to reopen as of March 1, 2021. The Mizoram government has decided to reopen colleges and universities with the COVID 19 guidelines issued by the state. Colleges and universities in Mizoram closed in March 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19.
This was stated by one of the officials of the Mizoram education department on February 26, 2021. The Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education, Dr. R. Lalthangliana, chaired a meeting between the Ministry of Education and Health. Other people who attended the meeting were deputy Dr. ZR Thiamsanga and Vanlaltanpuia.
The government decided to reopen colleges and universities in Mizoram after yesterday’s meeting. Education Minister Dr. Lalthangliana urged higher education authorities to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. Authorities may change standard operating procedures from time to time if the situation is difficult.
The Mizoram government had previously ordered schools to reopen to students in grades 5-8 as of March 1, 2021.
The Mizoram government reopened schools for students in grades 9-12 on February 22, 2021. James Lalrinchhana, director of the public schools education department, said schools would later reopen for students from the public schools. Grades 1 to 5, depending on the COVID-19 situation. .
The education department has directed all higher education authorities to conduct a mandatory heat test upon entry. Colleges and universities must strictly adhere to government-issued standard operating procedures.