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The Assam government will undertake a massive exercise, ‘Gunotsav’, to evaluate over 46,000 schools covering more than 42 lakh students in two phases next year, an official statement said.

The detailed framework of the exercise was discussed in a meeting held in Guwahati on December 12 which was chaired by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

It deliberated on the parameters for scholastic evaluation to be conducted under the initiative which will be done in two phases. The first phase will be organised from April 5-7 and the second phase from April 20-22, it said.

The proposed exercise will cover 46,251 government, provincialised, and tea garden-managed schools covering 42,51,524 students. ‘Gunotsav’ is an accountability framework for improving the quality of elementary education which includes learning outcomes of children along with co-scholastic activities and use of resources, including community participation.

Meanwhile, the chief minister, who is also the chancellor of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, attended its fifth general council meeting on December 12 and discussed the academic and administrative initiatives of the university, another official release said.

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