The Assam government is keen to reopen educational institutions from September 1 but it would depend on the decision and directives of the Centre, state Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.
Addressing the media, he said that all teachers and employees of the schools will have to get themselves tested for coronavirus before August 30.
“In coordination between the Education and Health departments the compulsory sample tests of the teachers and staff would be conducted from August 23 to 30,” Sarma said. “We would discuss with the parents, guardians and other stakeholders about our preliminary plan for reopening of schools. We would take the final decision after getting the decision and directives from the Union government.”