Assam Govt to Make History & Geography Compulsory Up To Class X
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that under the new education policy, the state government has decided to make it compulsory for all students.
GUWAHATI: Assam government has decided to make both history and geography subjects compulsory for schools from the next academic session.
Addressing a press meet on the eve of 100 days of BJP led Assam government, Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that under the new education policy, the state government has decided to make it compulsory for all students in the state to study both history and geography.
"Both the subjects will be added as compulsory subjects for all students invariably from all mediums. They will learn Assam and Indian history as well as geography up to class X. It will be included in the education syllabus," the chief minister added.
The Assam government has also decided to withdraw its previous decision to reserve 75 percent of seats in undergraduate courses for state board pass-outs across all government-run colleges.
Earlier, state education minister Ranoj Pegu said the board-based reservation will exist in the colleges of rural areas, while seats will be open for students from all boards in the colleges in urban areas.
"The 75% reservation of seats for Assam board students will not be applicable in urban areas. In urban areas, students from all boards will have to compete for a seat in degree courses. It will be purely on the basis of their merit," he said.
On the other hand, the secondary education department has decided to continue ALTE as a part of the core subject 'in lieu of MIL' as earlier.
Meanwhile, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has issued a notification in this regard.
Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu wrote, "The subject 'Alternative English (ALTE)' will be continued as a part of core subject 'in lieu of MIL' as earlier. AHSEC has issued a notification in this regard."