Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that some schools and educational institutions in Assam can be opened from September 1. He said that the Assam government is making a gradual plan to open educational institutions. “We are planning to open the school from September 1, but a final decision will be taken after consulting the central government,” Sarma told reporters during an interaction at the Janata Bhavan in Guwahati on Saturday. He said that children up to class 4 or below nine years will be exempted.
To ensure the safety of students, mandatory COVID-19 test of teachers and non-teaching staff will be done from 23 to 30 August. Sarma said, “Only teachers who are found to be negative in the test will be asked to come.” Let us know that many teaching and non-teaching staff in the state are currently carrying out the responsibilities related to various COVID-19 as educational institutions are closed since March.
The minister said that the state government will release the list of 355 schools – 197 high schools, nine primary schools and 149 junior colleges. “The state government will open 119 new high schools and provide employment to at least 240 teachers and 80 grade 4 and grade 4 employees,” Sarma said.
He said that the state government is already working in accordance with the recommendations of the “historic” National Education Policy (NEP). Sarma announced a 40-member committee headed by the Principal Secretary of State to prepare a roadmap to implement the recommendations by January next year.
Sarma said, “The committee to be set up by next week will be further divided into groups which will look at various aspects of the recommendations. Improvement of educational infrastructure in more than 25,000 villages will be challenging, but I hope to have it by January next year A blueprint will be made. “