West Bengal govt shuts all schools, institutions and madrasas till March 31 amid #CoronavirusOutbreak

Kolkata: West Bengal government on Saturday announced that all schools, colleges, and other educational institutions are to remain closed in the state till March 31.

A notification issued by the state secretariat on this day read, “…it has been decided that all Government, Government-aided, private educational institutions – Schools, Colleges, Universities, Madrasahs, Sishu Shiksha Kendra (SSK) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendra (MSK) will remain closed from 16 March, 2020 to 31 March, 2020 in public interest.”

The notification added, “The internal examinations of these institutions will also remain suspended during the said duration. However, the Board Examinations would be held as per schedule.”