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Assam Govt to initiate restructuring of school education policy in accordance to NEP; Read to know details

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On November 24, the Assam cabinet held a meeting where it was decided that they will revamp the state education policy in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP). 

About the policy: 

CM Sarma said that the new education policy will make a 15-year affair to the education policy, that will trade-off four categories which are foundation, preparatory, elementary and senior secondary. 

The foundation category will have five years till Class two, while the next three years will be preparatory. The elementary category will comprise classes six, seven and eight, and the classes between nine and 12 will be called senior secondary.

As per the New Education Policy, there will be a 5+3+3+4 structure that will be composed of 12 years of schooling and three years of pre-schooling and that will eventually replace the former 10+2 structure. 

CM Sarma to reporters: 

The Chief Minister told the reporters that the changes in the system of education policy will be approved on April 1, 2022 and the new syllabus will be introduced from April 3, 2023. 

Commision to train the youth: 

The Cabinet has further decided to set up a commision that will train youths, especially those from the vernacular medium, for employment in all-India government services and admission into medical and engineering colleges. CM Sarma stated that at least 100 youths will be selected from each district and they will be provided coaching by reputed institutes in the nation. 

The Cabinet further decided to abate the final qualifying language paper for the state civil service examinations with certain conditions. 

Other decisions: 

The Cabinet further inclined towards a proposal to increase the number of post-graduates for doctors in the medical college from 23-40. 

It also decided to initiate a trust for the welfare of the victims of the Assam Agitation and their families to ensure that they get continuous help with a corpus fund of Rs five crore from the government, where the public and organisations can also contribute. 

Further, the members of the Cabinet also agreed to amend certain rules for recruiting constables and sub-inspectors for commando battalions in the state by prescribing stringent criteria to meet the professional requirements of the commandos.

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