GUWAHATI: Today, the Education Department formed two committees to suggest a methodology for evaluating HSLC and HS applicants. Dr. Alok Buragohain and Prof. Dipak Kumar Sarma will head the HSLC and HS examination Committees, respectively, announced Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu.
The state administration announced yesterday that there will be no High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or Class 10 and HS or Class 12 final examinations in Assam this year. Education Minister Ranoj Pegu stated that the decision was made after evaluating the Covid issue and discussing it with stakeholders. The minister stated that two committees would be created to decide on evaluation standards for Class 10 and Class 12 pupils.
The evaluation criteria will be developed within a week, and the findings will be announced by July 31, according to Pegu.
This year, about 7 lakh Class 10 and Class 12 students were scheduled to sit their board examinations.
The decision to suspend board examinations was made during a meeting presided over by Education Minister Ranoj Pegu and attended by stakeholders, including members of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU)
The Assam Cabinet had earlier this week proposed that HSLC and HS examinations be cancelled because of the state's Covid-19 crisis.
Earlier this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and 18 other state boards suspended board examinations for Class 12 students.
Students from Assam have also petitioned the Supreme Court, requesting that their board examinations be cancelled.
The CBSE filed its marking scheme for Class 12 students before the Supreme Court of India on June 17, after which the top court gave notice to eight states, including Assam, that had yet to decide on Class 12 examinations.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced earlier this month that if the state's Covid positive rate falls below 2%, the test will be held in mid-July by the two state education authorities – the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).