Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced a restructure of the state education policy which will make school a 15-year affair.
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced a restructure of the state education policy which will make school a 15-year affair comprising four stages - foundation, preparatory, elementary and senior secondary.
Under the new system, the foundation period will comprise five years till class two followed by the preparatory period of three years. Classes from 6-8 will be part of the elementary phase and classes 9-12 will be categorised under the senior secondary stage.
The Centre introduced National Education Policy (NEP) last year which put in place the 5+3+3+4 structure that includes 12 years of school and three years of pre-school. The new NEP has replaced the previous 10+2 structure. The new structure will be implemented during the commencement of the new session in April, 2022.
The decision was taken in Assam cabinet meeting where a decision of setting up a commission were also taken. The commission will coach youth for getting employment and admission into medical and engineering colleges across the nation. It will especially focus on the ones who studied in vernacular medium. The minister told media that at first 100 youth per village will get training from the esteemed institutes of the country.
The minister informed that the cabinet ahs also took decision on eliminating qualifying language paper in the state civil services examinations following certain conditions. According to the Assam Chief Minister one of the condition in the list is to have fluency in vernacular languages such as Assamese or associate languages like Bodo, Bengali, tribal languages or Hindi.