From a Correspondent
Jorhat, November 20: “It was a long-pending demand and I am happy to be able to fulfil it by opening this regiol office of SEBA,” said State Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky at the Pitambar Debagoswami Auditourium in Jorhat during the iuguration of the first regiol office of SEBA on Friday.
The Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) opened its first regiol office in Jorhat on Friday. The office will provide services to the schools in five Upper Assam districts of Jorhat, Golaghat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.
In his speech Borkotoky also assured the gathering that the government was planning to set up another regiol office of SEBA in Silchar and office of the Additiol Director, Secondary Education and regiol office of Directorate of Pensioners in Upper Assam soon. He also said the government had decided to introduce English and Spoken English in primary schools and to introduce a new subject called Social Science combining History and Geography from the next academic year.
The minister also announced that the government had released Rs. 2.6 crore for the salary of the faculty of Assam Women University and three months’ salary for contractual teachers of high schools.
SEBA chairman Dhandev Mahanta said, “This office will provide services like school permission, school monitoring, syllabus, curriculum and to conduct examition in 164 examition centres in five upper Assam districts.”
Hailing the government initiative, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa said, “The government should also take initiative to solve various problems of the teachers in the State so that they can concentrate on teaching without facing any problem. Moreover, the government has to do a lot more to curb corruption in the education department.”
Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant said that the opening of the SEBA regiol office was good news for the people of Upper Assam.
Kamal Jyoti Gogoi, secretary of SEBA, Aroti Kachari, parliamentary secretary, Bubul Lekharu ADC Jorhat, Hiren Gogoi, Inspector of Schools, Jorhat and Subhalakhami Rajkumari, Inspector of Schools, Golaghat, were also present.