GUWAHATI: As the Covid-19 situation is improving in Assam, the state government will resume the physical classes for class 10th and 11th from this month.
Announcing the decision, Assam education minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said that thought they are resuming the physical classes, however hostels will remain closed till further orders.
He also informed that classes of 12th standard and degree course have already started in the state.
"It will no more be online. Our classes will slowly open. On Thursday you will get more good news. The next cabinet meeting will take a decision on this very soon," said Dr. Ranoj Pegu said on Tuesday.
After many months, educational institutions will reopen from Monday for the final-year classes - Class XII, TDC final year and post-graduation final year. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational system and student-teacher classroom learning.
Considering the importance of continuons education and following improvement in the COVID situation in the State, the Assam Government has decided to start physical re-opening of Senior Secondary Schools (i.e Class XII), final year classes/semesters in degree collèges and final year PG classes/semesters in universities, and physical classes in technical institutions.
The State Education Department has issued supplementary Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the physical reopening of schools and colleges. Online mode of education will continue for students who prefer to attend online classes rather than physically attend school. Physical attendance in schools is optional and not mandatory.
The re-opening of physical classes of Senior Secondary Schools (i.e Class XII), final year classes/semesters in degree colleges and final year PG classes/semesters in universities and physical classes in technical institutions is based on the criteria that COVID positivity rate is below 2 per cent in the districts and in case in any district, the positivity rate goes above 2 per cent on a particular day, the Deputy Commissioner of the district concerned, as chairman of DDMA, in consultation with MD, NHM, will close the educational institutions till the positivity rate goes below 2 per cent.