SEBA-AHSEC Merger Bill 2024: The Assam government is considering merging SEBA and AHSEC into one body through a new bill. This move aims to streamline and oversee secondary education more effectively. The proposed legislation, called the Assam State School Education Board Bill, will provide further information on this matter. Stay tuned for updates on this development.
SEBA-AHSEC Merger Bill
The Assam government wants to merge the boards for class 10 and 12 to better handle secondary education. They’ve introduced the Assam State School Education Board Bill, 2024 to set up a new body for overseeing education till class 12.
This bill aims to join the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) to form the Assam State School Education Board (ASSEB).
The ASSEB Bill plans to manage, supervise, and improve secondary education in Assam. A chairman, chosen by the government, will lead the board. According to the bill, each division under the chairman will have its own vice-chairman, also picked by the government.
What is ASSEB Bill 2024
The new Assam State School Education Board will consist of 21 members serving a 3-year term, which can be extended for the same period. Education Minister Ranoj Pegu highlighted the objective of the ASSEB Bill, 2024, which is to improve, regulate, and supervise the standards and quality of school education in Assam.
This bill was introduced following the leakage of at least two question papers during the SEBA 2023 Class 10 board exams. Last year, the Assamese and general science papers were leaked, leading the government and SEBA to reschedule the examination.
Moreover, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a state cabinet meeting in November last year, where the decision to merge the boards was made.