Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had on Saturday further reiterated the state government will shut down all government-run madrassas and Sanskrit tols and issue a notification to that effect by November
Through the notification, the State Madrassa Education Board will seize to exist and all state-run madrassas will be converted into high schools and new admissions will be held for all as regular students, Sarma addressing a media interaction, said on Saturday in Guwahati.
However, the private Madrassas will continue to operate under stringent regulations while, the High Madrassas under the State Education Board of Assam (SEBA), will continue to function like high schools.
Sarma addressing media on Saturday said the final year students will be allowed to pass out but the batch after will have to study as regular students.
The Sanskrit tols (institutes), on the other hand, will be handed over to the Kumar Bhaskarvarma Sanskrit University and these will be converted into centres of learning and research where Indian culture, civilisation, and nationalism will be studied, the minister said.
“Under SEBA, the students will get proper institutional education. The examination patterns and education is different in these institutes. But, they are given equal importance which is unfair to those who go through proper education,” Sarma said.