Guwahati: The Assam State Education Minister, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced the reopening of all the educational institutions from November 2.
The schools would only reopen from classes 6 to 12. However, other classes will stay suspended until further notice. Also, the attendance of the students should not be mandatory, and will purely be based on their parent's consent.
For those who do not prefer to attend the classes physically, can attend the classes online. The health, hygiene and safety protocols for COVID-19 prescribed by the Ministry of Health to be followed by schools, colleges, and the higher educational institutions.
The colleges will also staggered timetables. They may continue with the online classes along with the offline classes. The teaching and non-teaching staffs should carry on with their duties regularly from November 2. The decision to reopen the hostel will be announced in the coming days. The universities situated within the state will have to prepare their individual SOPs, which will be followed by the students while attending the classes.
All the government engineering colleges and polytechnics will also reopen from November 2. Online as well as the blended mode of teaching will be followed by each institution to cater to the needs of the outstation students. These institutions will discuss regarding the opening of hostels with a Multi-stakeholder committee, which would include members from parents, boarders, faculties, staff, and district authorities.
Further information regarding the opening of the educational institutions in the state can be found in the following notices: