Odisha primary schools to resume offline classes from January 3 onwards

The Odisha government Tuesday announced that physical classes would resume for students of classes 1 to 5 from January 3 next. The announcement was made by School and Mass Education minister S R Dash barely a few hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed officials to make preparations on war-footing to deal with a possible third wave of COVID-19 following the detection of at least eight cases of Omicron variant in the state. Dash told reporters that as per the directions of the chief minister, physical mode of teaching will be resumed in about 27,000 schools…

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Admissions resume at Mumbai University’s distance learning institute

The registration process of University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) re-started on Friday. The registration process of University of Mumbai’s (MU) Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL) re-started on Friday. The move comes after IDOL recently received the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) affiliation for the academic year 2019-20 . “Registrations had begun on July 19, but we could not start the admissions process until the affiliation came through. The updated list of affiliated distance education institutes was released on Wednesday by UGC. Our admissions…

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Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

According to Codecademy, 2017 might have been the year of re-education. New research from the online coding resource said more than half of its users this year hold a college degree, using their free time to boost their skill set by learning to code. About 55% of Codecademy’s users reported having some kind of college degree, showing that tech professionals are finding ways to expand their resume and stay relevant in a constantly changing field. “We’re hearing increasingly from people learning to code to get a leg up in their current…

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Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats. The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced on its website that it reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. Monday. Administrators didn’t immediately provide further explanation. The college had been closed for the third consecutive weekday Monday. Officials said police were reviewing new “external threat information” received over the weekend. FILE – In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, hundreds of students at…

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