August 30, 2020 : Assam Government has announced to start Informal classes for Higher Secondary (HS) 2nd year and TDC final year from September 15. This was announced by Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press conference at Janata Bhawan on August 29..
On the occasion, the minister announced the change of former order to commence the classes of schools and colleges from September 1, which is extended to September 15 Besides, the earlier order to complete Artificial test for COVID-19 among all teachers before August 31, but extended to September 15.
As per new schedule, schools and colleges will be sanitized during the first week of September and classes will be re-organized during the second week and informal classes from September 15. However, teachers will have to go to schools and colleges from September 1. They have to look after sanitisation of their schools. They have to guide arrangement of seats to maintain social distancing when they conduct classes.
Then, informal classes will be started from September 15 till September 30 as new guideline will be effective from October 1. But, Classes will not be normal classes as was before COVID-19. Only four to five students will be allowed to take informal classes with teacher, which will also be of only one to two hours a day. The classes will be discontinued if any student or teacher tests COVID-19 positive, he said.
In primary or middle-primary schools, students are now coming once a week for collecting mid-day meals. From September 15, the teachers will provide a study material and a question paper to students along with mid-day meal. The students will have to submit the answer sheets in the next week. The teachers will check the answer sheets in front of the students and will give tasks for the next week, Sarma added.
There is an exception, if the any school or college is still used for COVID Care Centres, teachers need not to go to such institution , added the minister.
Online classes will continue. But, teachers will conduct such Online classes from school and not from their home.