Agartala: Tripura government has shifted the affiliation of 20 English medium schools from Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), said education minister Ratan Lal Nath.
Speaking at a press conference, Nath said that the state government received the approval on Wednesday from CBSE for extending provisional affiliation to these schools.
Among these 20 schools, six are located in West Tripura district, while two each are in Sepahijala, Gomati, South Tripura, North Tripura, Khowai, Dhallai and Unakoti districts.
He also said that the decision was taken in a bid to provide quality education to the students. The shift of the affiliation would come into effect from the current session.
“The students would not face any problem since they are already studying the NCERT curriculum and (CBSE) syllabus from across the state,” Nath said.
He also informed that the decision of shifting the schools affiliation by the state government was appreciated by the schools, guardians and students are excited to shift to (CBSE) boards.
Tripura has a total of 4,398 government and government-aided schools and 335 private schools in which around 5 lakh students are studying. The state government spends Rs 7,600 on each student in the primary section, and Rs 21,138 on each student at the elementary level.
Speaking on another note, Nath said that Tripura government has allotted 12 acres of land to the central government for setting up the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) North East regional centre at Mohanpur under West Tripura sub-division.
The institution would offer degree and diploma courses for on teaching dumb and deaf students. The centre will also undertake clinical research.
“The central government has decided to set up the regional centre of the (AIISH) in Tripura for which we showed them the plot in Mohanpur and it was chosen by them. The centre is headquartered in Mysore,” Nath said.
He also said that once the institution is ready, students from across the Northeast would get an opportunity to study here.