About 30 percent of students attended classes after government-run schools reopened on November 1 in the Darrang district.

As per instructions of the state education department, 97 upper primary and 130 secondary level schools have reopened after a period of eight months.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had forced these schools to remain shut for all these months.

Classes for standards IX-XII have, however, resumed from September 21 in all government-run schools across the state.

Classes of each standard are being conducted three days a week. While classes for standards VI, VIII, X and XII are being conducted on Monday, Wednesday, Friday every week, classes for VII, IX and XI are being conducted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The school administrations will have to ensure strict Covid-19 protocols are followed within the school campus.

As per data provided by the Darrang district education department, 3741 from upper primary standards and 5161 students from secondary standards have attended classes on November 2-3. They comprise 29.47 of the total students enrolled in these classes.

509 upper primary and 1712 secondary level teachers conducted classes on these two days.

The education department has not received any report of any student, teaching or non-teaching staff in these schools being infected with Covid-19 so far.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com