Education department issues COVID notification on closure of pre-primary and primary schools
Considering the latest surge in active COVID-19 cases in some of the districts across Assam
GUWAHATI: Considering the latest surge in active COVID-19 cases in some of the districts across Assam, the Education Department on late Saturday night issued a notification to close down the Lower Primary Schools (both Government and non-Government) up to Class V. It will be applicable also in the Pre-Primary Schools in those Districts where the Deputy Commissioner of the District, as Chairman of DDMA (District Disaster Management Authority) is satisfied that the number of active COVID cases has crossed the 100 mark and the same shall be reviewed by the District Administration from time to time. The decision will be taken by the DDMA headed by the Chairperson namely the Deputy Commissioner of the District under provision of Section 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 of the Disaster Management Act-2005.
However, in those districts, where the total active COVID-19 cases is below 100, the Lower Primary Schools (Class Ito Class V), including Pre-Primary Schools, shall function normally as per the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) issued by the Education Department vide Order No. ASE. 01/2020/Pt-11J117 dated December 28, 2020.
This order will come into effect from the date of issue of this notification and will remain in force up to 08.05.2021 or until further orders, stated a release.