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AAPSA organises annual conference on NEP 2020 & School Education Regulation in Assam

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GUWAHATI, Sept 16: All Assam Private School Association organised its Annual Conference 2022 on School Education Regulation in Assam and NEP 2020 at Rudrasagar Hall, Vivanta Taj. The conference’s enlightened educators about the NEP 2020 recommendations for changes in the regulatory architecture of school education identified and facilitated a platform for educators to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced in the current school education scenario in Assam and engage with key stakeholders in the implementation of the recommendations of NEP 20220.

Speaking about the conference, Sailesh Sarmah, president, AAPSA said, “The All Assam Private School Association protects the interest of all schools. We, as an association, try to collaborate with Government institutions to formulate policies that are beneficial for all the key stakeholders associated with the school education in Assam. We believe private schools play a major role in students’ learning and development, and regulation must aim to empower private schools by safeguarding their interests with trust, as private schools are one of the key stakeholders in the progress of the education industry. The conference identifies the challenges and recommends strategies for the overall development of Assam’s schooling sector.”

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Pankaj Das, advisor AAPSA and director, Modern English School, Kahilipara, Guwahati said, “In the field of school improvement the key is to empower the school heads and teachers. The NEP 2020 implementation plan (SARTHAQ) has initiated the tasks and we hope the stipulation of State School Standard Authority (SSSA) will result in effective self-regulation or accreditation of all public, private, and philanthropic schools.”

The conference was addressed by Kulbhushan Sharma, president, National Independent School, and Alliance. Three panel discussions were organised to discuss the Regulatory Framework of School Education in Assam, School Education Regulation and Standard Setting under NEP 2020 and NEP 2020 Implementation in Assam: Challenges and Opportunities.

Industry stalwarts attended the event as key speakers namely., R.C. Jain, chairman, Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA), Jahnabi Sarma, state consultant (P&QI), Samagra Shiksha Assam, N. Hazel Singh, managing trustee, Emmanuel Foundation, Emmanuel English HS School, Pailapool. Cachar. D. Shashi Kumar, KPMTCC, convenor Karnataka Private School, Managements, Teaching-Non Teaching Staff Coordination Committee, Sailesh Sarmah, director, Our ABC Academy, Tinsukia, Assam, president, AAPSA. Dr.Amit Chandra, senior consultant at Central Square Foundation, Dr. Prashant Narang, senior fellow – Research and Training Programs at Centre for Civil Society. And Pankaj Das, advisor AAPSA and director, Modern English School, Kahilipara, Guwahati moderated the panel discussions.

Notably, All Assam Private Schools Association (AAPSA) was established in 2014 to safeguard the interest of private schools in Assam and work towards developing Assam’s education sector. Over 137 state private schools are associated with the All Assam Private Schools Association.

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