Guwahati: The Assam Government has officially deferred the announcement of the first phase of provincialisation of schools and colleges. Instead of being announced on August 15, a date that was declared earlier, the announcement shall now be made on August 20.
Making the announcement moments earlier on Twitter, Assam's Health, Finance, and Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, "Instead 15th August, we will notify the first phase of school /college provincialisation on 20th August 2020."
Instead 15th August, we will notify the first phase of school /college provincialisation on 20th August 2020— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 14, 2020
It had been earlier announced that with effect from January 1, 2020, the Assam Government shall provincialize 197 High School, 9 Higher Secondary and 149 Junior College or Senior Secondary under the Directorate of Secondary Education.
"The Assam Government is going to provincialize several schools, colleges, and posts of teachers soon", the minister said at a recent press conference.
The Minister, at the press conference, informed that the first list of such schools would be announced on August 15.
"The second list will be published in October, but it will be effective from January 1", the Minister further informed.
Sarma further informed that the first list includes 355 High Schools, junior colleges, 3,359 teachers under the directorate of senior secondary, 30 colleges, 931 college teachers, including the "leftover teachers."