GUWAHATI: In a new effort to enhance the education sector of Assam, Bodo medium has been included in Higher Secondary levels in schools across the state.
Students of classes XI and XII, from now can study in Bodo medium and Mixed medium (having Bodo medium) Higher Secondary Schools in the state.
The department of school education, Assam, issued an official notification. This notification read, "In the public interest and in the academic interest of students belonging to Bodo community and other students inclined to study in Bodo medium, the Governor, Assam is pleased to accord necessary approval for the introduction of the Bodo medium in the Higher Secondary Level consisting of classes XI and XII in the Bodo medium and Mixed (having Bodo medium) Higher Secondary Schools in the State of Assam."
The notification further stated that this order will be in effect immediately.
The Assam Cabinet meeting which was earlier held in the month of September in Kokrajhar saw the Assam Government undertake various decisions for various sectors. The introduction of the Bodo medium as a medium of study for Class XI and Class XII, along with the introduction of mixed medium schools was one of the key decisions taken in this meeting.
Another important decision for the development of the education sector was to remove the reservation process for appointing professors, assistant professors and associate professors for the Bodo language. The government wanted to make it possible for requisitely qualified students to apply for the post of Bodo language teacher.
Earlier the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, "We took several major decisions pertaining to the development of BTR, police accountability, repeal of obsolete acts, new cultural university, sports varsity, etc."