Assam Govt announces Physical classes to resume for vaccinated students
Assam Govt announces Physical classes to resume for vaccinated students

Assam: Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said that physical classes for final year students of higher secondary, undergraduate, and post-graduate courses resumed in Assam from Monday, However, only vaccinated students are allowed to attend offline classes in general and technical institutes.  Government and private educational institutions were closed since mid-April when the second wave of COVID-19 had hit the state.

"The classes have to be conducted in strict adherence to the SOP  issued by our department, which was framed based on the guidelines of the health department for reopening of classes," the minister told before media. He added that it is the health department's prerogative to allow the opening of physical classes, depending on the COVID-19 situation. He also said, on the reopening of lower classes,  nothing has been decided yet and a close watch is being kept on the situation.

As per the SOP issued by the education department earlier, only students above 18 years of age who have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be entitled to attend physical classes. Teaching as well as non-teaching staff will have to be fully vaccinated to attend duties. Hostel facilities will resume for only those students whose physical classes have resumed but all boarders will have to be vaccinated, as per the SOP.

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