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SEBA will not conduct HSLC exams from next year: Assam CM

GUWAHATI, June 6: High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) exams will not be held in Assam from next year onwards.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed about this development here on Tuesday, June 06.
CM Sarma let on the information that the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) will not be conducting the Class 10 (HSLC) exams from the next academic year.
Instead of the board conducting the exam, the class 10 exams will be held at school level, it was stated.
It was, however, made clear that the Higher Secondary (HS) exams for Class 12 will be held as usual in the coming years.
Moreover, there is a plan by the state government on merging of SEBA with the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), as SEBA will become redundant.
The decisions for the merger of SEBA with AHSEC and the discontinuation of the Class 10 (HSLC) board exams have been taken in concert with the new National Education Policy (NEP), the Chief Minister said.
“To efficiently implement the policy (NEP), a plan is underway to merge SEBA and AHSEC and do away with class 10 board exams from this academic year,” said CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The Assam CM went on to state that “SEBA and AHSEC to be merged for administrative efficiency”.
Himanta Biswa Sarma also gave an assurance that there will not be any job loss resulting from the merger of SEBA with AHSEC.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) 2023 announced the results of class 12 exams, with the science stream coming out on top with a pass percentage of 84.96.
The pass percentage for the arts stream was 70.12% while it was 79.57% for commerce. This time, a total number of 3,29,901 students appeared for the examination and 2,40,431 students successfully cleared it.
The pass percentages for the different streams are: Arts- 70.12%, Commerce – 79.57%, and Science – 84.96%. (Courtesy: Sentinel)