Assam extends academic session due to COVID 19

News Desk: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Assam Cabinet today approved the decision to extend the academic calendar for government schools in the state from existing December to March next year.

Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Due to COVID-19 pandemic educational institutions are closed from 15th March. In order to compensate 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”.

He also added, “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”.

No decision has been taken on whether it will continue for the next session or more.

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