The Assam Government has ordered the schools in the state to promote student of Class 1st to Class 9th to next higher classes. The next academic session for the students will be commencing on April 1.
In March 2020, a nationwide lockdown was imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to which the educational institutions in the entire country were shut down.
The sudden lockdown had lead to the academic loss of many students, although online teaching system had resumed later but it did not go well in the beginning due to lack of technicalities.
Meanwhile, Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,17,585 as 15 more people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 1,093 as no fresh fatality due to the disease was reported on the day, it said.
The overall positivity rate stood at 3.16 per cent against total testing of 68,78,793 samples so far. The state currently has 285 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,14, 860 people have recovered from the disease including 14 on Tuesday.
The NHM further said a total of 2,20,340 persons have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine across the state and 30,792 persons have got the second dose of the vaccine.