Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the government is mulling to introduce a hybrid model of education in government-funded schools in the state.
He said this during an inauguration of Gunotsav celebrations at Ghorabandha School at Sipajhhar in Assam's Darrang district.
"Schools funded by the government in the state will follow a hybrid model. We will hold talks with concerned persons from the teaching community as well as intellectuals to draft a reasonable way of implementing it," he said.
However, he didn't mention the exact date from when the hybrid model will be implemented in Assam but according to him, it will start at the Government Gordon Higher Secondary School in Nalbari.
Speaking further on this, Sarma asserted that education will be imparted in English apart from Assamese in government schools.
"We are planning to introduce imparting two subjects in English in these institutions. It will be implemented in phases in all educational institutions in Assam," he added.
Recalling COVID days, the Assam Chief Minister said that students were the most affected during the COVID-19 pandemic as they suffered maximum losses.
Gunotsav 2022 – the educational exercise to evaluate students across all government schools– will be launched in the State in three phases from May 11, 2022.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gunotsav could not be conducted for two years. This year, Gunotsav will be held in three phases.
The first phase of Gunotsav will be held from May 11 to May 14, the second phase from May 23 to May 26, and the third phase from June 1 to June 4.
Gunotsav will be conducted in a total of 46,251 schools and this will include 45,825 government/ provincialized elementary and high schools and 426 tea garden management schools.
A total of 42,51,524 students of Class I to Class IX will participate in the educational exercise, while a total of 18,752 External Evaluators (EEs) have been appointed for the ensuing edition of Gunotsav.