The Assam government on Thursday announced that it will withdraw the controversial clause in the evaluation formulas for Class 10 and 12 examinations, which says pupils willing to become teachers or join government positions later will have to sit for the same examination when Covid-19 situation improves .
Buckling under huge protests following notification of the formulas last week, the decision to cancel the clause was made at a meeting between Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and organizations so as the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Boexecute Students Union (ABSU) and the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP).
The state government had said that as the exams were canceled in 2021, a “special” test is required to make this year’s examinees on a par with past and future students who had written and will write the examinations, and to avoid litigation in future. “After describeed discussion, a consensus was reached regarding the alternative evaluation method. As per the decision taken, clause 5 of the government notification issued regarding alternative evaluation formula on the basis of the expert committee report would be removed,” a CMO statement said.