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National Education Policy to be implemented in Assam from 2022-2023

The Education Department of Assam has proceeded with the implementation of the National Education Policy, NEP. Dr Ranuj Pegu, education minister of Assam mentioned that 70% of the NEP has already been implemented in Assam. He stated that the State looks forward to implementing 100% of the NEP by 2023.


The state education minister said that the college authorities have been informed about the removal of Class 11 and 12 from colleges. With the implementation of the new education policy, school education will end in class 12. The education department is also looking forward to organizing a two day North East Education Conclave. They will do so to explore a clear direction for NEP's implementation.


Ranuj Pegu also mentioned that the conclave will be held in Guwahati on November 20 and 21. Dignitaries like Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, UGC chairman, chairman of All Indian Technical Education, Vice Chancellors of all universities of North East and college principals will be present in the conclave. Ranuj Pegu stated this information.


Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam mentioned the plan to merge SEBA and AHSEC. He stated that under the new education policy higher secondary classes will be taken out at the earliest from colleges. The Chief Minister has directed the state education department for the conversion of 1000 high schools into higher secondary schools. This will be the first phase of merging SEBA and AHSEC. The Chief Minister took a review of the Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Higher and Technical education departments of Guwahati on Wednesday and discussed various issues.


Sarma also directed the education department to merge all Lower Primary (LP) and nearby Middle English (ME) schools. This can prevent the dropout of students from LP to ME. He stated that the necessary budget would be allocated for this purpose. He also directed the department for the launch of a portal to identify post-graduate teachers in middle and elementary schools.


 


He emphasized the need to set post-graduation as a fixed qualification for recruitment as a teacher to middle and elementary schools. Sarma has also asked the PWD to submit an estimate of 1162 proposed hostels. This will benefit the students in remote areas. He instructed the officials of various Higher and technical education to fix various department centric issues. This included filling up vacancies, creating new posts, NAAC accreditation, speed processing the construction of women and law colleges etc.


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