COVID-19: Govt says no to closure of colleges in JK
Srinagar: Amid rumors regarding closure of colleges following the surge in COVID-19 cases, the government on Thursday said that the higher education institutes in Jammu and Kashmir will function normally through regular mode.
Top officials of the Higher Education Department said that the students must not pay heed to the rumors regarding the closure of colleges.
“In Jammu and Kashmir, colleges are functioning normally even the management of the all colleges are ensuring adherence of COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” the official said.
“There is no such proposal of closing the colleges here and the Higher Education Department is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 cases among the students and the staff members,” the official added.
Pertinently, on March-15, at least three students of Women’s College Srinagar tested positive for COVID-19 and on March-07, authorities ordered closure of Islamia College of Science and Commerce till March-13 following detection of COVID-19 infection among its two faculty members.
The colleges in Kashmir valley resumed physical academic activities on February-15 after a gap of nearly eleven months. (KNO)