Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam government will implement the New Education Policy (NEP) from April 1, 2022, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said.

Sarma said that this process would be completed by the end of March next year.

“The state government is gearing up to implement the New Education Policy (NEP) from April 1, 2022. Under NEP, all high schools would be upgraded to senior secondary school,” chief minister Sarma told reporters in Guwahati on Friday.

He said the government would upgrade the academic infrastructure of the educational institutions for this purpose within a year.

“The state government after coming to power made a pledge to provide employment to 1 lakh youth of the state. While fulfilling this promise the state government today launched the appointment process and soon advertisements would be published for several thousand jobs in the education department besides conducting TET,” the chief minister said.

He also distributed appointment letters to 767 candidates in different directorates of the education department in Guwahati.

Sarma said that the state government would continue implementing new provisions of the policy every year to bring about a transformative change in the education department in the next five years.

Science, Maths and English would be taught in the English language and the rest of the subjects in the mother tongue, he added.

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