Edu institutes in Assam to reopen in Nov

    New Delhi (NVI): Closed since the lockdown in March, educational institutions in Assam will reopen from November 2 with strict compliance of Covid protocols.

    Educational institutions will reopen for students from class six to the postgraduate level with certain restrictions in place, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said.

    Schools will, however, remain closed for students up to class five, he further added.

    The schools are to devise staggered timelines for all the classes from 6 to 12. As for the Universities and Colleges, they would be allowed to reopen as per the guidelines issued.

    Joining school will, however, be a voluntary exercise on the part of the students. Their guardians will take the decision on sending them to school or not, and the necessary attendance required will not be applicable this year, he said.

    -CHK