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Assam: Schools To Resume For Classes 1 To 8 and Class 11 From Tomorrow

As per the orders of the government, schools will conduct classes only three days a week for classes 1 to 8.

Assam: Schools To Resume For Classes 1 To 8 and Class 11 From Tomorrow

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Oct 2021 9:37 AM GMT

Guwahati: On Tuesday, all government schools in Assam will re-open their doors for Classes 1 to 8 and Class 11 as per the orders of the Assam government.

Keeping in view the lurking dangers of COVID-19, the schools have been ordered to ensure that special precautionary measures are being followed by them.

Additionally, the classes will also be held in accordance with the COVID-19 protocols issued by the government.

A fresh SOP has been issued by the state government for the re-opening of schools. The SOP also mentions that classes are to be held only for 3 days in a week for classes 1 to 8.

The order stated, "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."

"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 order read.

The order also mentioned that the school must not accommodate more than 30 students in a single section. The school authorities can, however, add more sections if necessary. Further, the school is not allowed to organise any cultural functions, meetings or events until further orders.

Apart from physical classes, the schools can continue providing virtual options/ online classes.

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