Students of all classes barring VIII, X and XII to be promoted without exam
Educational institutions in Assam will reopen from November 2, state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said.
Students from Class VI to the postgraduate level will be allowed to attend physical classes with certain restrictions in place. But students up to Class V will continue to attend online classes.
All educational institutes and coaching centres have been asked to strictly follow the COVID-19 safety protocol. Institutes will have to remain in touch with the health department and periodic checks will be conducted.
At the school level, classes will be conducted in two batches. No more than 25 students will be allowed in each section.
Attendance will not be mandatory and it will be up to the parents of students to decide whether to send their wards to school. Private schools can continue with virtual classes alone if they so wish, the government has clarified.
The Assam government has decided to conduct examinations only for students of classes VIII, X and XII. Students of all remaining classes will be promoted without examination.
Minister Sarma said
The government will not issue any specific directive on resumption of postgraduate classses. The university’s executive council will decide and lay out the rules to be followed.
Hostels will continue to remain closed and those who are unable to attend classes in the absence of hostel facilities can continue with online classes, Sharma said. The decision regarding reopening of hostels will be taken on December 1.
Undergraduate classes will also commence from November 2 with each section having not more than 25 students. If the classes are conducted in halls, the number of students can be increased.
For first semester students, classes will be conducted twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, third semester classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and fifth semester classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Classes will be held in two sessions in the morning and afternoon.
Undergraduate students will be allowed to enrol temporarily for a month in a college in their respective hometowns and attend classes.
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