Guwahati Today

Ordeal of inspections awaits junior colleges

AHSEC in the mood for streamlining exams

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 28: The 182 private junior colleges affiliated under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) are in for an ordeal of inspections regarding requirements that are a must for them to meet for enrolling HS students and holding their examinations. The inspection drives are to be started soon after the AHSEC declares HS results this year.

The storm regarding the leakage of three HS Science question papers that lashed the entire State this year is to be blamed for the council to take such a tough stand. The situation did come to such a pass that an investigation had to be conducted to ascertain as to how the three question papers were leaked in a private junior college in Goalpara.  

According to sources, the council is going to inspect everything – right from school infrastructure to genuineness of various permissions they have obtained – for running such instructions will come under AHSEC’s scanner afresh. The AHSEC badly feels the necessity of such a drive so as to streamline the HS education system under it by plugging all holes and maintain the sanctity of the examination system in the State. The leakage of question papers this year did desecrate the sanctity of examination system under the Council to a large extent.

As many as 182 of the 1,453 educational institutions comprising HS schools and colleges holding HS examinations under the AHSEC in the State are junior colleges. The HS examination system under the Council still has many takers. The fact that as many as 7,819 Class X standard passed students under the CBSE to have migrated to the AHSEC in the academic session 2017-18 corroborates this beyond doubt. This apart, with the AHSEC following the same NCERT courses same as that of the CBSE there are few marked differences between the two. One of the marked differences between the AHSEC and the CBSE (Class XII standard) in the State is the number of students.