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Assam's Education Revolution: No More Exam, Just Merit!

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Friday, August 25, 2023
Assam's Education Revolution: No More Exam, Just Merit!

Education Minister Ranoj Peju Leads the Way with Innovative Changes
In a groundbreaking move, the Assam Cabinet, under the guidance of the esteemed Education Minister Ranoj Peju, has ushered in significant changes to the state's teacher recruitment policy. This transformative amendment, recently approved by the Cabinet, signifies a major shift in the way teachers are selected for elementary education institutions in Assam.

Merit List Criteria Shifts Dramatically; Recruitment Exams Abolished

Under the revised policy, the weightage assigned for the preparation of the merit list has undergone a substantial transformation. The new criteria allocate percentages as follows: High School (HS) results will account for 5%, Graduation scores will contribute 10%, Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) results will hold a weightage of 5%, and Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) scores will dominate with an impressive 80%.

Notably, this remarkable shift comes with a pivotal change in the recruitment process itself. Henceforth, there will be no recruitment examination, marking a significant departure from the traditional approach to teacher hiring.

Amendment to Rules Marks a New Era in Elementary Education

This monumental decision has been made possible through the approval of an amendment to Rule 3, Schedule-I of the Assam Elementary Education (Provisional) Rules of 1977. As per this amendment, the number of candidates selected will be precisely equal to the number of vacancies, ensuring a direct and transparent selection process.

Minister Ranoj Peju emphasized that this policy change is aimed at enhancing the quality of education in Assam by prioritizing the evaluation of teachers based on their academic qualifications and teaching eligibility, rather than relying on traditional written examinations.

Twitter Erupts with Opinions as Assam Takes a Bold Step in Teacher Selection

This revolutionary move has already sparked discussions and debates across the education sector. While proponents applaud the Assam Cabinet for its visionary approach to teacher recruitment, critics question the feasibility of such a system and its potential impact on the quality and quantity of teachers in the state.

The @SchoolEdnAssam and @Samagra_Assam Twitter handles have been buzzing with reactions from educators, students, and concerned citizens, reflecting the widespread interest and significance of this policy transformation. It remains to be seen how these changes will reshape the landscape of elementary education in Assam, but it is undoubtedly a significant step forward in the pursuit of educational excellence.