GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) and the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), will host the 47th annual conference of the Council of Boards of Education of India (COBSE) here from November 15 to 17.
According to a statement issued by AHSEC Secretary Kamaljyoti Gogoi, the theme of the conference is �Integrity in conduct of examinations�, where representatives from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, along with those from CBSE, ICSE and all state boards of the country, will participate.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be the chief guest at the inaugural function of the conference, which will be held at the Assam Administrative Staff College. Minister of State for Education Pallab Lochan Das will also be present on the occasion.
Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia will deliver the keynote address. The inaugural session will also be attended by the Vice Chancellors of all the universities of Assam.
Explaining the aim of the conference, the AHSEC Secretary said, �Examination systems across the world have faced serious scrutiny over the last few years. The three-day conference will aim at finding means to reinstate the integrity of the system.�
Gogoi also said that the resolutions to be taken at various discussions during the conference would be sent to the Department of Human Resource Development for consideration.
�We are going to host the conference for the first time. It is a very significant programme for the development of our examination conducting system. Today, every state board has been facing numerous issues regarding maintaining integrity in examination. We will try to formulate some solution to mitigate those issues,� the AHSEC Secretary further said.
He added that the marking system of SEBA has now become a model for many state boards. Even the CBSE has adopted the marking system of the SEBA to some extent.