Schools, colleges in Assam to reopen from November 1: Himanta Biswa Sarma


GUWAHATI: Assam education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that schools, colleges in the state would reopen from November 1. Though in the fresh guidelines for Unlock 5, the centre allowed the educational institutes to open from October 15, the Assam government decided to keep schools and colleges closed.

“We are not opening from October 15. Schools and colleges will reopen from November 1,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Hoever, informal classes from class 9 to 12 are going on in the state maintaining COVID-19 protocols.

Under the revised guidelines issued by ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Wednesday, reopening of schools and colleges in the country is allowed from October 15 in a graded manner. The decision to reopen schools and colleges has to be taken in consultation with the school’s/ institution’s management after assessing the situation. Attendance is not mandatory in schools.