The Educational Institutes in Assam will reopen from November 1 after seven months since the schools and colleges of the State were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though in the fresh Guidelines for Unlock 5, the Centre allowed the Educational Institutes to open from October 15, the Assam Government decided to keep Schools and Colleges closed. “We are not opening from October 15.
Schools and Colleges will reopen from November 1,” said Assam Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma. However, informal Classes from Class 9 to 12 are going on in the State maintaining COVID-19 protocols. Under the revised Guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, reopening of Schools and Colleges in the Country is allowed from October 15 in a graded manner. The decision to reopen Schools and Colleges has to be taken in consultation with the School’s/Institution’s management after assessing the situation. Attendance is not mandatory in Schools.