Assam CM discusses ways to impart learning amid pandemic


GUWAHATI | SEPT 10, 2020: 

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday held meetings with the vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University, principals of Assam Medical College and 25 other colleges to discuss ways of conducting online classes as well as "offline" and "online" examinations given the COVID 19 pandemic.

The meeting also discussed the National Education Policy 2020 and how effectively the policy could be implemented in the state.

The chief minister urged teachers to take special care in boosting the morale of the students and to be in constant touch with them.

Sonowal further said that teachers should provide their academic insight to help the state government formulate policies based on their inputs.

With no COVID-19 vaccine available, Sonowal urged teachers, students and parents, to work with "Team Assam" in the fight against COVID-19.

The vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University, while taking part in the discussion, informed the chief minister about various steps taken for conducting graduate and post-graduate examinations in colleges affiliated to the university.

Other teachers highlighted issues faced by students concerning online classes and requested the chief minister to initiate needful steps to address the challenges.

Sonowal also discussed with the principal and heads of departments of Assam Medical College and reviewed the steps taken for the treatment of patients, especially given the surge in the number of positive cases.