Like other parts of the country, in Assam too, the current academic session shall be extended by three months to up to March 31 next year, state’s Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Monday.
Schools session in Assam starts from January and ends in December.
“Due to COVID -19 pandemic educational Institutions are closed from 15th March. In order to compensate for the loss of academic days, after due consultation with stakeholders, Cabinet has decided to revise the Academic session of schools from 1st April to 31st March,” Sarma had tweeted on Monday evening.
He, however, left the academic calendar on the prerogative of the institutions,
“The Academic Calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerning academic authorities after proper consultation keeping in view the local climate and other factors,” Sarma said.
While COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing in the state with its capital at the heart of the contamination, Assam is also ravaged by monsoon floods.