Assam Education Minister unhappy with Guwahati-based government schools' performance in HSLC exams
GUWAHATI: Assam Education Minister, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, has said that he is unhappy with the “poor performance” of Guwahati-based government schools in this year’s HSLC examinations. The results were declared on May 15, 2019.
“I am quite unhappy with the results of government schools located in Guwahati especially of Tarini Choudhury Govt HS, MP School, Cotton Collegiate, Kamrup Academy. We will soon speak with the principals of these schools to check the loopholes,” Bhattacharya said.
He also said that an investigation will be carried out against individuals and groups who circulated the results on social media hours before the official declaration time.
“Stringent action will be taken against those who circulated rumours on social media. WhatsApp groups will also be scrutinized in relation to the matter. We will take the help of the cyber crime cell of Assam police to detect the culprits,” he added.
Bhattacharya also said that Agriculture and Horticulture, Private Security, Health Care and Tourism and Hospitality will soon be included in the course curriculum as vocational subjects. Job fairs will also be conducted for students to promote these vocational courses.
It should be noted that a total of 3,36,203 students appeared for 2019 HSLC examination and 9,127 for AHM examination at 857 examination centres across the state.