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Assam: decision to reopen schools from September 1 deferred, says report

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GUWAHATI-  The Assam education department, taking a last-minute decision, has dropped its plan to resume physical classes in the state from September 1, as per a report from the Times of India. 

The education department said that it took the decision due to health concerns that demanded them to wait before resuming physical classes.

A senior official of the education department said that the government is in no mood to take risks with the health of school students as they are not yet vaccinated. While the health department has not raised any concern, the state education department is not sure about the decision, he said, as per the report.

On August 26, the Assam government had announced reopening of schools for Class 12 and colleges for postgraduate students from the first week of September. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced the decision on social media.

The decision on reopening of schools and colleges was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister on Thursday along with several other key initiatives, Sarma had said.

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