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Assam govt’s big move to supervise secondary education, proposes to merge Class 10 & 12 boards into single entity

The Assam government has proposed to merge the state boards for Classes 10 and 12 into one single entity

Assam govt’s big move to supervise secondary education, proposes to merge Class 10 & 12 boards into single entity
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The Assam government has proposed to merge the state boards for Classes 10 and 12 into one single entity to manage secondary education on Wednesday.

The state government introduced the Assam State School Education Board Bill, 2024 in the Assembly to create a new body to control the education system till Class 12 in the state.

According to the bill, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will be merged to create a new body -Assam State School Education Board (ASSEB).

The bill has been brought to "regulate, supervise and develop Secondary Education in the state of Assam by merging the existing Board of Secondary Education, Assam, and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council", the preamble of the legislation stated.

The ASSEB will be headed by a chairman, to be nominated by the government.

An individual vice chairman will look after each division under the chairman and he or she will be nominated by the government.

The new board will have a total of 21 members, who will have a three-year term and it can be renewed for an equal period.

The merger decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet earlier in November last year, chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Notably, the SEBA conducts the Class 10 board examination, while the Class 12 examinations are looked after by the AHSEC.

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