Assam Gov’t extends academic calendar for schools from December 2020 to March 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to extend the academic calendar was announced by State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The decision to extend the academic sessions has been taken by the state government to compensate for the loss of academic days for the current session due to the pandemic.
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,”
Sarma, who also holds the health, finance and PWD portfolios, had earlier indicated that the step might be taken in order to compensate the loss of academic days for the current session due to the pandemic.
“The academic session of the current academic session shall be up to 31st March 2021. 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,” he tweeted.
Assam Calendar 2020:
Assam follows a unique academic year for its school students. For school students, a new academic year commences in January and continues until December month. However this year, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the academic days lost due to it, the state government would be altering the session and extending it until March 2021.