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Assam govt. trying to ensure academic year for students is not lost

Assam govt. trying to ensure academic year for students is not lost

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 April 2020 12:24 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Assam government is trying to ensure academic year for students is not lost.

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on this. He had organised a video conference to discuss ways on this matter.

The tweet read, "The #COVID19 crisis poses new challenges & at at the same time allowed us new ways of working. I held a video conf with 17 VCs of Assam to discuss ways to ensure that academic year is not lost, and to seek ideas & innovations for the learning & teaching framework."

With lockdown in place, educational institutions are all shut.

Sarma had announced in a media interaction that no school can increase fees without prior approval of government. Also, all private schools can charge 50 % fees in April, he said.There will be no salary cut for teachers, employees in private schools.Schools violating rules will be shut down under disaster management act.

Prime Minister Modi has urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.

“Friends, keeping all the suggestions in mind, it has been decided that the lockdown in India will have to be extended till 3rd May. That means until 3rd May, each and every one of us, will have to remain in the lockdown. During this time, we must continue maintaining discipline in the way we have been doing till now,” he said during his address to the nation at 10 am.

“Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about hot-spots. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance. Hence, let us extend the strictness and austerity in the fight against Corona for the upcoming one week,” he added.

The lockdown was about to end on April 14.

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