The Assam government on Friday notified a revised standard operating procedure (SOP) for re-opening of schools from Classes VI onward, colleges and other private and government educational institutions of various levels, which will be operational from November 2.

In the first 15 days of re-opening of schools in the state, in order to ensure the smooth transition of students from home-based schooling to formal schooling, only orientation activities will be undertaken.

As per the SOP, in upper primary, secondary and senior secondary schools, classes for students of VI, VIII, X and XII, classes will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For students of Class VII, IX and XI, classes will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The detailed SOP also includes a staggered timetable for colleges, engineering colleges, polytechnic institutions and ITIs.

However, the online mode of education will continue for students who prefer to attend online classes rather than physically attending the school.

It may be mentioned here that students coming to schools and colleges will have to produce a written NOC of their parents.

The parents, on the other hand, have been asked to ensure that their ward goes for classes wearing mask properly.

Schools and colleges have been asked not to enforce attendance on the students.

It may further be mentioned here that all hostel facilities in schools and colleges will remain suspended until further orders.

Classes from I to V will also remain suspended until further orders.

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