GUWAHATI, May 28 � In continuation with its efforts to improve school education and streamline the SEBA, the government is going to introduce several new technology-driven reforms that will make all examination related processes smooth and hassle-free.
The government has also decided to make mandatory history and geography about Assam from Class-IX so that students garner knowledge about their own state. Both the papers will carry 50 marks each.
Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while addressing mediapersons here today, said that the government was keen to usher in radical changes in the education field and that certain initiatives taken in that direction have already started yielding dividends.
�From this year we will introduce e-registration for the school leaving examination in 11,000 schools in urban and semi urban areas. This is an experimental effort and students will also have the option of manual registration as well,� said Sarma, pointing out that the students will have the advantage of downloading their admit cards.
Already students have the advantage of downloading a duplicate marksheet from websites as the government in 2011 took the step of storing the matric results by creating a permanent data base. This initiative has removed the hassles of making endless journeys to the SEBA office and within the next six months the students will be able to download a duplicate marksheet complete with digital signature of the SEBA official.
What is more, the government has decided to return the fee paid by students for rechecking of a paper if they get more marks on re-evaluation.
On the other hand, the five proposed regional offices of SEBA will be opened by August 30 this year. A deputy secretary will be at the helm of affairs in the regional offices.
�What we had promised in connection with streamlining the HSLC result, we have delivered,� asserted Sarma, observing that the HSLC result this year reflected the change that has come in through adoption of several reforms.
Sarma claimed that the result this year has been glitch-free and as promised by his department, the pass certificate and marksheets were available in all the schools on the day of declaration of the result.