The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) has decided to reduce 30 percent syllabus of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations for the coming academic year that is 2020-21 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, syllabus for class 9th students would also be reduced by 30 per cent.
All the schools will get the new syllabus in PDF format on Tuesday next. The decision has been made after many boards including CBSE has cut down the syllabus.
Earlier, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, AHSEC, took a similar decision for students of classes 11 and 12th.
The Assam government earlier planned for the reopening of its educational institutions. However, the decision met with various issues because of the sudden rise in coronavirus cases. Now, the state government has ordered to keep the schools close till September 30, 2020.
The chairman of SEBA, Ramesh Chandra Jain informed that all the schools affiliated to SEBA will be sent the new syllabus for the next academic year in the PDF format through the Board. The new syllabus will also be available for the students and the teachers on the official website of SEBA, sebaonline.org.
“The move will help students to cope with the loss caused due to the ongoing pandemic,” said the Chairman.
SEBA or Secondary Education Board of Assam had released the Assam 10th or HSLC results on June 6 on sebaonline.org. As many as 3.45 lakh students have reportedly appeared for the Assam 10th Board Examinations 2020 this year in March.