GUWAHATI, Oct 17: State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Saturday informed that educational institutes, including schools and colleges, will reopen and regular classes will be held from November 2 onwards.
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The announcement came in the line with the government’s ‘Unlock 5’ guidelines. However, classes up to the fifth standard will remain sus-pended although students can go to school and avail of mid-day meal facilities and while doing so can take part in informal classes. The decision on resumption of classes up to Class 5 and reopening of residential schools will be taken in December.
Addressing media persons on Saturday, Sarma informed that as per the standard operating procedure, classes from Class 6 onwards will be held in two sessions — 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm — to maintain a staggered time-table aimed at achieving minimum possible congestion in schools at any given time slot. Informing that it would be completely up to the parents to send their wards to schools or not, Santa said the percentage of class attendance will not be a factor in any way. He further said that the annual examinations this year will only be conducted for students of classes 8, 10, and 12 and all other classes will be promoted by default.