Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet today approved the decision to revise the annual academic calendar due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the ensuing lockdown that has been keeping students at home.
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today informed that in order to compensate for the loss of academic days, the Assam Cabinet has decided to revise the academic session of schools from April 1 to March 31 after due consultation with stakeholders. The educational institutions across the state have been closed since March due to the pandemic.
1/2 Due to Covid -19 pandemic educational Institutions are closed from 15th https://t.co/jtKyRRcIqU order to compensate the loss of academic days, after due consultation with stake holders,Cabinet has decided to revise the Academic session of schools from 1st April to 31st March— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 29, 2020
Sarma also said that the academic session of the current academic session shall be up to March 31, 2021. The Academic Calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerning academic authorities after proper consultation keeping in view the local climate and other factors, he added.
2/2 The Academic session of the current academic session shall be upto 31st March 2021. The Academic Calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerning academic authorities after proper consultation keeping in view the local climate and other factors.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 29, 2020
This would be the first time that the session would be held in accordance with the academic calendar that is followed by other boards. Currently, the Assam Government conducts the academic session from January-December.
It needs mention here that Sarma has been mulling revising the academic calendar after the pandemic situation brought all academic activities in the state to a grinding halt. Thereafter, it was stated that a decision in this regard would only be taken after consultations with all the stakeholders. Parents of the students were urged to submit their views on the official website of the SEBA Board, Assam.
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