The Assam Cabinet decided to merge SEBA and AHSEC and constitute it into Assam State School Education Board (ASSEB).
During the cabinet meeting on November 16, the Assam Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, took significant steps in shaping the state’s trajectory.
The Assam Cabinet has already initiated implementation of the New National Education Policy by bringing changes in exam pattern. Previously, the Assam cabinet decided that they will not conduct any matriculation examinations, instead they will conduct the final examination in class 12. As the two boards merge, there will be only one Chairperson, who will control the combined Education Board (SEBA and AHSEC) and along with him, there will be two deputy chairpersons, one entrusted with the academic matters of class 6-9 and the other with that of class 10-12.
Meanwhile, the cabinet decided to merge the Board of Secondary Education (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and constitute the Assam State School Education Board (ASSEB).
The consolidation of SEBA and AHSEC into the Assam State School Education Board aims to boost the development, regulation, and supervision of education standards. This strategic move is geared towards elevating the overall quality of school education across the state, ensuring a more balanced and effective approach to educational governance.
Moreover, to streamline the hiring process for Graduate and Post Graduate Teachers, the Cabinet has approved modifications in both the Assam Secondary Education (Government Schools) Service Rules and the Assam Secondary Education (Provincialized Schools) Service Rules.
These reforms aim at maintaining an optimal pupil- teacher ratio, with the goal of providing effective academic support and preventing any damaging impact on academic activities within Provincialised or Government Schools.