On January 1, primary schools in Assam reopened, and around 50 percent of students attended the classes. After eight long months, classroom teaching resumed in primary schools of Assam, with strict guidelines. As per the officials, over 50 percent of students attended the schools wearing masks, were constantly using sanitizers, and maintained social distancing.
Even though classroom teaching has resumed, attendance is not compulsory. Further, students are required to bring their parent’s consent to schools.
Strict safety protocol has been put in place for the reopening of schools, which includes regular sanitization of classrooms. The District administration will closely monitor the situation.
Classes on alternate days
Students of classes four and five will attend schools on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For students of classes first, second, and third will attend schools on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Classes for the elementary level will be held between 9.45 am and 1.45 pm with a half-an-hour lunch break from 12.15 pm, officials said adding that students below the age of five years cannot attend schools.
Staggered classes were being held from September for students from class six onwards in both government and private educational institutes and they started attending classes in a normal manner from Friday.
Online mode of education to continue
Even though the regular classes have resumed, online classes will continue for those students who are not attending the school right now, said an official. Further, this will also apply to all private and coaching institutions.
Teaching and non-teaching staff to undergo covid-19 test every 30 days
For the safety of students, teaching and non-teaching staff will have to undergo the covid-19 tests every 30 days. There will be no cultural or any other functions in schools until further government orders, as per the SOPs issued by the education department.
Colleges, universities, engineering colleges, polytechnics, and other professional institutions will function normally as per their academic calendar and guidelines issued by the respective authorities.