Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday decided to merge the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).
The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, held at the office of the Bongaigaon Deputy Commissioner’s Conference Hall.
While addressing a press conference after the meeting CM Sarma said that currently the SEBA and AHSEC are functioning separately and the decision to merge the two educational boards in Assam has been taken in order to fully implement the new National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).
The Assam Cabinet has decided to implement the 5+3+3+4 system in the state.
The decision has been taken keeping in view of the new National Education Policy, which talks about abolishment of higher secondary classes from colleges at the earliest. According to the announcement, all high schools will be converted into HS schools.
A total of 1000 schools will be converted into Higher Secondary (HS) schools in the first phase. Whereas, all lower primary schools will be merged with nearby Middle English (ME) schools with an aim to prevent student dropouts.