The Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday, August 29, 2020, mentioned that the classes for Class 12th and Undergraduate final year programme will begin from September 15, 2020, in an informal and experimental way. These informal classes will take place till September 30, 2020, however, they will be discontinued if any student or teacher tests positive for Covid-19 in between.
“The principals or heads will make four-five small groups, which will come and interact with teachers in informal classes.” Said Himanta Biswa Sharma, as reported by PTI.
From September 15, students will come twice a week
From September 15, 2020, students will come twice a week and the teachers will hand over a study material to them along with a question paper. Students will have to submit the answers the next week. Teachers will evaluate the answer sheet in front of the students and will give tasks for the coming week.
“The teachers will have to come from September 1 and will oversee proper sanitisation of their institutes. We are arranging funds for it and will be sent to them within the next few days,” Mr. Sarma added. He further mentioned that “The teachers will reorganise the desk-benches so that social distancing norms are properly followed. We are also trying to supply free masks for the students and are arranging funds for it”, as reported by PTI.
However, the minister added that schools and colleges housing in the quarantine or isolation centers at present will not be opened. The government has also extended the deadline for RT-PCR tests for teachers to September 15.
(Inputs from PTI)
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