Seba to train teachers for better answer script evaluation

GUWAHATI: The Board of Secondary Education, Assam (Seba) has decided to train government and government-recognized secondary school teachers for better answer script evaluation, said the newly-appointed chairman Shantikam Hazarika.

Hazarika said the board was focusing more on issues like changing the evaluation pattern and training teachers on evaluation process and computerizing various departments of the Seba office.

"The evaluation pattern of Seba needs to be changed and also most of the work here is done manually due to which we get to see a lot of errors in the mark sheets, admit cards and registration cards. It is necessary to technically upgrade the office. This year too, there were errors in admit cards and registration cards. We would want to ensure that such errors are avoided," he said.

Hazarika added that focus should be on identifying institutes in the remote areas which have shown good performance in the examination and teachers of those schools should be trained along with other teachers of schools, which have not been performing well.

"Rather than concentrating on institutes which are faring poorly, we should encourage institutes of the remote areas, which are performing well. The teachers of those schools can even train other teachers," he said.

LN Sarma, secretary Seba said in the last examination a lot of controversies had arisen in Seba's marking system. "It is important to train the teachers too and we would also train the centre-in-charge of the various examination centers for better handling of sheets and allotting marks," said Sarma.

"There is always an issue that marking system is not proper. It is time Seba takes care of that so that there is no negligence on our part," Sarma added.