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No More Class 10 Exams: Assam Unveils Revolutionary Education Reforms

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Monday, December 25, 2023
No More Class 10 Exams: Assam Unveils Revolutionary Education Reforms
Assam's Education Landscape undergoes Radical Transformation: Matriculation Exam Overhaul
Guwahati, Assam - 25 December, 23: In a groundbreaking move, Assam's Education Minister, Ranoj Pegu, has declared the discontinuation of the traditional Matriculation Examination in the state, marking a transformative shift in the education assessment landscape.

This significant decision aligns with the state government's broader initiative to modernize the education system. Pegu announced that starting henceforth, Class 10 examinations would adopt a model similar to those of Class 8 and 9 assessments.

Under the revamped system, students in Class 5, Class 8, and Class 10 will now have the opportunity to vie for the esteemed Anandaram Baruah Award, recognizing and celebrating academic excellence.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier announced in June 2023 that Assam HSLC exams would not be conducted from the following year, eliminating board exams for Class 10 students starting from the academic year 2024.

The State Government, in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), intends to establish a new Assam Educational Board. This decision to reshape the examination framework is a crucial step toward aligning Assam's education policies with national objectives.

Matric exams will now be exclusively held at the school level, as emphasized by Chief Minister Sarma, aligning with the new education policy. Sarma assured existing employees of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), that their jobs are secure, while also hinting at the impending creation of a new educational board.

Ranoj Pegu and the State Education Department's decision mark a progressive leap toward a more inclusive and contemporary educational system in Assam. The move to discontinue the traditional Matriculation Examination symbolizes a paradigm shift in the state's commitment to fostering academic excellence across various grade levels.