Guwahati: Considering all aspects and also the fact that students do not lose any academic year, the education department under the Government of Assam has permitted both the government and private schools to conduct their annual examinations physically in schools, but not mandatorily.
The department had also directed to conduct the ‘offline’ examinations within the first week of March 2021.
Irrespective of the fact that the students appear in the annual examinations or not, the students of the Elementary Section (Class I to VIII) and class IX of secondary section should be promoted to the next higher classes and the next Academic session should start invariably from April 1, 2021, unless there is any further direction from the Government, a notification stated.
It has also come to light that there was confusion among the school authorities regarding conduct of annual examination for the elementary section (class I to VIII) and class IX of secondary section.
Amid the lockdown period in Assam from the month of March till November 1, 2020, the schools were physically closed and online classes were conducted by the schools and the education department through digital devices and due to Digital Divide, many of the students could not afford online classes.