The Assam Cabinet conducted a meeting on Monday (29th June, 2020), where it decided to revise the academic session of the schools. Earlier, the academic session under the Board of Secondary Education in Assam (SEBA), used to begin in January, marking the end in December. The revised academic session will begin in April, it will end in March.
The decision has been taken, keeping in mind the disruptioins, that the COVID-19 pamdemic has created, and in addition, it will align the academic session of SEBA with the academic sessions of all other boards throughout the country.
The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal. Education and Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma was also present in the meeting.
Education Minister Sarma said in a tweet,”The Cabinet has decided to revise the Academic Session of schools from 1st April to 31st March.”
“The current Academic Session shall be upto 31st March, 2021. The academic calendar of each class shall be decided by the concerned academic authorities after proper consultation, keeping in mind the local climate and other factors,” Sarma added.
Soon after India came into the list of the countries, which were affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the country decided to impose a total lockdown, starting from March 25. Much before the nation wide lockdown, Assam Government decided to shut down the educational institutions. Consequently, all the educational institutions have remained locked since March 15. The Assam Government aims to compensate the loss of academic days by revising the Academic Session of schools from 1st April to 31st March.