GUWAHATI: Majority of government and private schools in the State are close to register 100% attendance of students, and are now preparing to conduct the final or annual examinations offline.
"While the attendance in rural schools has crossed 98 per cent, the schools situated in Guwahati, urban and town areas have registered more than 90 per cent attendance. The attendance in these schools is increasing on a daily basis. With fast decline in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the ongoing vaccination drive have made more and more parents to send their children to schools," an official in the Education department said.
Formal reopening of the high and upper primary government schools in the State started from November 1, 2020. The primary schools reopened from January 1, 2021. The private schools started reopening from the second week of January this year in a staggered manner.
"Even though attendance has not been made mandatory both by the government and private schools, the number of students attending their classes is increasing daily. By the end of this month all schools are expected to register 100 per cent attendance," the official said.
Girl students in large number are attending classes in schools in the city. The TC Government HS & MP School, the oldest girls' school and Pan Bazar Girls' High School in the city have witnessed more than 90 per cent turnout of students last week.
The schools are now preparing to conduct the final or annual examinations offline. While majority of private schools are conducting the exams from February 22, the government schools are likely to hold the same in March.
The official said if the situation remains normal the new academic session for the year 2021-22 will start from April 1 this year.