On Wednesday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said his government plans to implement a “hybrid system” of teaching in which English and Assamese will be used as mediums of instruction in schools. Mr Sarma spoke with pupils at two schools in Sipajhar, Darrang district, to kick off this year’s ‘Gunotsav,’ an activity to evaluate school performance.
“The state administration is considering introducing a hybrid system of teaching that combines Assamese and English languages, with the goal of expanding the range of job options for students,” an official release quoted Sarma as saying. He also stated that the administration is considering a rotating transfer of teachers within a district so that teachers serving in rural areas might work in more accessible locations.
Mr Sarma, on the other hand, believes that the teaching community must also step forward gladly and cooperatively in order for the government’s agenda to be realised. The ‘Gunotsav 2022’ will take place in three phases across all districts, culminating on June 4th. Mr Sarma, speaking at Ghorabondha Junior Basic School on the occasion, stated that the ‘Gunotsav’ is an opportunity to learn about the current state of educational institutions and the issues they confront.
“This also aids in preparing to handle all of these challenges in a holistic manner,” he stated, emphasising the importance of holding the annual ‘Gunotsov’ exercise without interruption and requesting that the Education Department take the necessary efforts to ensure this. The inaugural ‘Gunotsav’ was held in 2017, and since then, two rounds of the exercise have been held, covering all 33 districts. Mr Sarma stated that the pandemic had a significant impact on education, but that attempts are now being undertaken to restore it to its previous state.