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Assam Govt permit schools to reopen for classes 1 to 8 and Class 11 from Oct 19

GUWAHATI: Assam Schools are set to reopen for students of Class 1 to 8 and Class 11 from October 19. Schools would resume with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

The state government has issued a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for resuming the offline classes.

According to official release,  classes will be held for three days in a week for all the classes of Classes 1 to 8.

“In continuation of Education Department earlier supplementary Standard Operating Procedure issued vide Memo No. ASE.01/2020/Pt.-III/151, Dated, Dispur the 3rd September, 2021, and Memo No. ASE.01/2020/Pt-II/169, dated 16th September, 2021 the Govt. in Education Department is pleased to notify the re-opening of physical classes from Class I to Class VIII and Class XI w.e.f 19th October, 2021, Class IX w.e.f 1st October, 2021, all Degree and Post Graduate Classes, all classes in Technical institutions/Universities, B.Ed. Colleges both Govt. and private in the State of Assam w.e.f 1st October, 2021 maintaining all the protocols of safety guidelines under COVID-19 protocol and the detailed Standard Operating Procedure,” said in the order.

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The government order further stated “The re-opening of physical classes in educational institutions (both Govt. and private) is based on the criteria that Covid-19 positivity rate is below 2 % in the districts and in case in any district, the positivity rate goes above 2% on a particular day, the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district, as Chairman of the DDMAin consultation with MD, NHM, will close the Educational Institutions till positivity rate goes below 2%.”

The state government directed all schools, educational institutions to continue to provide quality virtual option/online classes in addition to physical classes.

Earlier, the state government had resumed physical classes of Class 9, 10, Class 12, final-year classes of graduation and post-graduation.

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