The government of Assam, led by BJP has come to a decision to shut down 34 state-run high schools as none of their students passed this year’s High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or Class X board exams.

Seven among these schools are under Karbi Anglong district, 5 each from Jorhat and Cachar, 2 each from Dhubri, Goalpara, Lakhimpur, Nagaon and 1 each from Golaghat, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Nalbari, Hailakandi, West Karbi Anglong Chirang, Darrang and Dibrugarh districts. A total of 500 students from these schools had appeared for this year’s HSLC exams conducted by SEBA.

However, as per reports from a state secondary education department official, the schools will be closed but at the same time will be merged with other government schools located at close proximity.

This year, the pass percentage had dropped to 56.49% from 93.10% in 2021 when exams were not held due to COVID and results were declared based on performances by students in past exams and internal assessments.

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