Only 4,826 government schools out of more than 45,000 could attain A+ grade in the evaluation process – Gunotsav – in Assam. This was announced by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on September 5.
Apart from that, 17,045 schools got A grade.
The percentage of schools obtaining A+ and A grades in 2022 has come down compared to 2018. This year, 11.52 per cent schools got A+ grade compared to 23.01 per cent in 2018. The number of A grade schools also decreased from 46.98 per cent to 40.70 per cent.
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The cause for this, however, has been mentioned because of the COVID-19 when offline classes did not take place.
On the occasion, Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke on the national education policy.
The CM exuded confidence it would prove decisive in building the India of prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision in days to come. He added that the Assam government has taken every step necessary for the implementation of NEP 2020 in letter and spirit.
“The decisions on amalgamation, and merger of government schools have been taken keeping in mind the demands and requirements of NEP 2020. These and other decisions will ensure Assam would be counted as one of the most advanced states in the country on all parameters in days to come,” he said.
The chief minister also handed over the ‘State Awards’ to a total of 22 teachers teaching at secondary, upper primary and lower primary levels, selected for the year 2022.
Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu, speaking on the occasion, lauded the teaching community for the yeoman services they have been providing, terming them the backbone of the education system of the state. He further expressed his gratitude towards the chief minister for his guidance and advice which have led to marked changes in the educational system of Assam.