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Assam to start in-person classes in schools for class 10 from (*10*) 20

The Assam authorities on Thursday allowed resumption of in-person classes for college students of class 10 in schools from (*10*) 20, citing improved Covid-19 containment and increasing vaccination cover in the state.

The state authorities had earlier allowed common in-person classes for ultimate year college students of commencement, post-graduation and higher-secondary instructional establishments from the primary week of (*10*).

“From Monday, regular classes for students of class 10 will resume. A detailed set of guidelines will be released this week. Each section shouldn’t comprise more than 30 students,” training minister Ranoj Pegu stated after the cupboard meeting.

“Other safety precautions like santization of class rooms and adherence to Covid-19 containment protocols would remain in place. If one class has more than 30 students, they have to hold classes in two separate rooms,” he added.

Pegu stated that if the Covid-19 scenario remained underneath management in the approaching days, resumption of in-person studying for different classes would additionally happen. He requested college students to be ready to attend classes quickly.

“Classes for other students, resumed earlier, have been functioning well without any issues and if the situation continues like this, then the education department will decide on starting classes for other students as well,” he stated.

Earlier this month, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) had determined to cut back this year’s curriculum for class 10 by 40% in view of issues confronted by college students due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Assam has been recording round 500 contemporary Covid-19 circumstances and 5-10 associated deaths each day, on a median, for the previous two weeks. The check positivity rate has remained under 1% for most days throughout this time. There are round 4,000 lively circumstances of the an infection in the state at current.

Till Wednesday night, Assam had administered over 20.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses together with 16.8 million first dose and three.9 million second dose.

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