Guwahati: Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said five Sainik Schools will be established soon in Assam under Public-Private Partnership mode.
These Sainik Schools will be in places like Silchar, Kokrajhar, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, and Dhemaji.
While speaking to the media persons, Pegu further added that the process has been already initiated.
''As many as 22 Sainik schools are there across India. The Union Ministry of Defence is mulling establishing Sainik Schools in PPP mode. With this, we have decided to set up five such schools in our state.''
''The land has been allotted for the same, and other formalities are in process,'' he added.
Commenting on the allotment of scooters to HS passed students, the minister said that every year the award is given with new reformed rules.
Earlier in June this year, Pegu had said that students who grabbed the first division in the Higher Secondary examinations will get a scooter.
''Earlier, the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that students securing first division in HSLC and HS would be given a scooter. The scooter will be given on the basis of cut-off marks,'' media reports quoted him as saying.
He further said that scooters were given to students last year based on a set of cut-off marks, and the same will be repeated this year under the same conditions.
The Chief Minister will decide how to continue the Anundoram Barooah reward for first-division holders.
The higher secondary (HS) results were released by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) in June where the passing percentage in Arts was 83.48%, Commerce- 87.26%, and Science- 92.19%.
Around 156107 students appeared for the HS exam in the Arts stream and out of them, around 130324 or 83.48% have passed. In the Arts Stream, Cherry Gohain of Women's College Tinsukia and Sadhana Devi of Kamrupa Girls' Senior Secondary School topped with 487 marks.