Source: NDTV Education
The Assam government on Monday ordered the closure of schools for the students of Classes 6 to 8 in districts where the number of active Covid-19 cases has crossed the 100 marks. Earlier, the government said lower primary (LP) schools – up to Class 5 – will be closed in districts where the active cases have crossed the one hundred mark. Schools in these districts will remain shut till May 8 and offline classes will be made available for the student, the official notification said.
Addressing a press conference from the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Assan Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said districts excluding Chirang, Biswanath, Baska, Majuli, Dima Hasao, Charaideo, Hailakandi, South Salmara, and West Karbi Anglong have already crossed the 100 mark and schools in the remaining districts will be completely closed.
Earlier, the Assam Government had issued COVID-19 guidelines according to which all educational institutions in the state including schools, colleges, and universities, as per the guidelines, must provide quality virtual education.
Physical classes for the students of Class 6 and above will be allowed with 50 percent attendance and schools have been directed to stagger the class timings so that crowds do not form at the entrance and exit gates, the government had said.
Now, with over 100 active Covid-19 cases in districts, classroom teaching for Class 9 and above will continue with 50 percent attendance, Mr. Sarma said today.