Guwahati: All government and private schools to resume physical classes for Class 1 to 8 and Class 11 from Tuesday (October 19) as per the government orders.
According to the separate SOP issued by the government of Assam for resuming physical classes, schools are ordered to maintain special preventive measures according to the covid-19 protocols.
The SOP mentioned that classes would be held three days a week for classes 1 to 8.
The order stated, “In continuation of Education Department earlier supplementary Standard Operating Procedure issued vide Memo No. ASE.01/2020/Pt.-III/151, Dated, Dispur September 3, 2021, and Memo No. ASE.01/2020/Pt-II/169, dated September 16, 2021, the Govt. in Education Department is pleased to notify the re-opening of physical classes from Class I to Class VIII and Class XI w.e.f October 19, 2021, Class IX w.e.f October 1, 2021, all Degree and Post Graduate Classes, all classes in Technical institutions/Universities, B.Ed. Colleges both Govt. and private in the State of Assam w.e.f October 1, 2021 maintaining all the protocols of safety guidelines under COVID-19 protocol and the detailed Standard Operating Procedure.”
“The re-opening of physical classes in educational institutions (both Govt. and private) is based on the criteria that Covid-19 positivity rate is below 2 % in the districts and in case in any district, the positivity rate goes above 2% on a particular day, the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district, as Chairman of the DDMA in consultation with MD, NHM, will close the Educational Institutions till positivity rate goes below 2%.” the order further added.
Additionally, the order mentioned that there should not be more than 30 students in a section. However, one more section can be added by the school authorities if it is necessary. Moreover, the schools are not allowed to organize any cultural functions, meetings until further orders.
In addition to physical classes, the school authorities can also continue its online classes.
Earlier, the state government had resumed physical classes of Class 9, 10, Class 12, final-year graduation and post-graduation classes by following Covid-19 protocols.