State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday (07/06/20), The Assam government will suggest the centre to open up schools and colleges in a "graded" manner. He had made a number of announcements including making admissions in government institutions free for all.
"We have devised a standard operating procedure whereby we will suggest to the ministry to start classes on alternate days for different standards. However, classes can start from Class 6 onwards.
Opening of classes in a graded manner, social distancing will be ensured. Online classes in villages are not possible. So in a week, every standard between 6th to 12th will have at least two days of schooling,"
Assam government on Sunday has also decided to make admissions to government colleges, technical institutions and schools for free of cost.
Earlier, only those students whose parents had an annual income of under Rs 2 lakhs availed free education benefits.
Mr Sarma also said that with immediate effect, it will be mandatory for any school, whether government or private, to teach the Assamese language as a subject between Class 1 to 10. However, in the Bengali-dominated Barak valley region, Bengali will be mandatory and in the Bodoland-region, Bodo will be mandatory.