GUWAHATI, Aug 3 - In view of protests against inclusion of a few selected chapters of rapid reader �Baichitramoy Asom� for examination of classes 9 and 10, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) on Saturday clarified that different chapters would be included for the examination in 2020 and the same chapters would not be repeated.
SEBA secretary Suranjana Senapati, through a notification issued on Saturday, mentioned that the rapid reader was introduced with a view to impart knowledge to the students about the different communities living in Assam. In order to give equal importance to all the chapters of the book, suggestions were given in the academic calendar of 2019 to teach all the 11 chapters in each class month-wise from January to October, thereby making the study of all the chapters mandatory.
The SEBA official also said that different unit tests conducted periodically in the classes, required mandatory study of all the chapters.
�In order to reduce the burden during annual examination and pre-test examination, the Board suggested inclusion of three specific chapters for the year 2019 for each of the class,� the notice mentioned.
However, for the HSLC/AHM academic year 2020, equal importance will be given to all the chapters included in the textbooks for class 10. Hence, the students have to give equal importance to all the chapters, the SEBA official said.