Guwahati: The Assam government has decided to promote all the students from Class 1 to IX to the next class whether or not they appear in the annual examinations.
The education department in a notification issued said that all government and non-governmental schools have been asked to promote all students of Class 1 to IX to the next class.
The order also said that classes for the next academic session would invariably be started from April 1.
“Online classes were conducted by the Schools and the Education Department through digital devices, but many of the students could not afford online classes,” the education department order said.
The official said that the government took this decision due to the closure of the educational institutions for over eight months from March last year in view of the Covid-19 induced lockdown and associated situations.