Guwahati| Soon, higher education in government institutions of Assam would be free.
After making enrolment in government higher secondary institutions and colleges free, the State government is making plans for free admission in universities as well.
State Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that State government’s move to make free enrolment in HS institutions and colleges has benefitted 4.6 lakh students in the State this year. He said soon university admission will be free for students.
Sarma also said that government has waived the examination fees of Class X (state board) and higher secondary students and will also ensure free textbooks for students at higher secondary level soon.
On Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presented Anundoram Barooah award to 56,821 first division holders in High School Leaving Certificate, High Madrassa, Senior Madrassa, Sanskrit Pravesika and Pali Examination, 2016.
The award carries a laptop with accessories in a bid to inspire the young generation to embrace the digital lifestyle.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that the award will inspire the young students to take part in nation building and develop a life of dignity.
Sonowal further said that in this age of globalization, information technology has significantly altered many aspects of life and in recent years.
Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while delivering his speech urged the students not to get lost in the crowd. Sarma said that every year many students receive the Anundoram Borooad award but subsequently they fail to continue good performance in their academic life.
Sarma emphasised society’s active role in improving the situation and called upon the students to consider the award as a stepping stone for future success in life. He also assured to include more academic material with the laptop to help the students in their academic pursuit.
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