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SEBA to conduct scholarship exams

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, May 8: The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), which now conducts only HSLC or Matric examitions every year, will be entrusted with the additiol responsibility of holding scholarship examitions in Class V & VIII to select meritorious students for the Chief Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (CMSSS).

State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while speaking at a function to ceremonially distribute cheques among meritorious students of Class V & VIII of different schools in Kamrup metro and Kamrup districts at Sarusojai stadium here on Monday afternoon, said the objective for entrusting SEBA to conduct the scholarship examitions is to put in place a more effective mechanism to create a talented pool of human resource for the State right from Class V.

Sarma said even though the scholarship scheme was launched in 2012-13 with the aim to assess the merit of class V and VIII students of the State, the scheme was discontinued for last few years. The present BJP-led government has re-launched the same considering the great contribution this scholarship scheme could make to the academic field of the state.

Stating that the CMSSS would help students in their future academic life, Sarma said that the SEBA would not only conduct examition under this scheme from next year but also provide marksheets to successful students. He also said that scholarship money under this scheme would be transferred to successful students through RTGS from next year.

Under the CMSSS, fixed deposit certificate of Rs. 5,000 will be distributed to meritorious students who have qualified the scholarship examition during 2016. The State Elementary Education Department will distribute fixed deposit certificates to 46,809 students of class V and 46,964 students of class VIII throughout the State within this month. The Education Minister has directed the district education officials to complete distribution of scholarship in the entire state within a period of one month.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal called for joint action by teachers, students, parents and government for improving academic environment of the state. “Teachers, students, parents and the government have to join hands and marched ahead to create a better academic environment in the state,” he said.

Terming the students as the future of the tion, the Chief Minister urged the students to shoulder the responsibility to help building a strong tion.

Sonowal also highlighted the role of teachers in developing the persolity of the students and advised them to help in instilling good qualities, discipline and confidence among students. Sonowal further put focus on convergence of new and innovative technology in the education sector and urged the students to acquaint themselves with the same for achieving success in life.

Dr. Hitesh Deka, Vice Chancellor of Krish Kanta Handique State Open University, also spoke on the occasion.

Commissioner and Secretary, Elementary Education Department Pritom Saikia, DC, Kamrup (Metro) Dr. M Angamuthu, MD, SSA Aru Rajouria, Director, Elementary Education Sanjib Bhuyan were present, among others, in the programme.

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