Unlock 5: Schools to reopen on November 2 with odd-even system
Assam : From November 2, the schools will reopen in Assam after remaining closed for more than seven months due to coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Saturday.
According to the official notification, the Assam Education Department said that the students from Classes 6th to 12th will be allowed to attend the classes under strict COVID-19 guidelines. The officials added that a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been issued by the government in this regard.
To minimize the risk of coronavirus spread, the schools will have to follow an odd-even system. Students in Classes 6, 8 and 12 will attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while students of classes 7, 9 and 11 will attend classes on the other three days.
"All the students would not come into the schools at a time and they would attend the schools in different batches in morning and afternoon shift. Fixation of first batch and second batch of students would be done by the head of the institution," the government said in a news release.
"The first batch of students would come at 8 a.m. and stay up to 12 noon and the second batch of students would come at 12.30 p.m. and stay up to 3.30 p.m." it added.
It is to be noted that online education will continue for students who prefer to attend online classes.
All hostel facilities in schools and colleges will remain suspended until further orders. The government has directed all educational institutions to sanitise the buildings on every weekend.