Education is important for everyone in the world. It makes one able to understand what is happening around us logically and clearly. An educated person has the ability to take
viable decisions and make right moves at the right time.It's the education which transforms a person to live a better life and more importantly in a socially well being. It
educates us with all the needed attributes in leading our life in a proper lifestyle. Education does make a remarkable effect on one's personality. Getting educated and finally
earning a professional degree prepares you to be a part and contribute in good organizations, companies or institutions.
In Assam there are two organizations namely Directorate of Elementary Education and and the Directorate of Higher Education under the Department of Education,Govt. of Assam.
The Directorate of Elementary Education and Directorate of Higher Education have their Head quarter at Kahilipara, Guwahati – 19.The Directorate of Elementary Education is
responsible for administration control, development and expansion, inspection, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of Elementary Education in Assam.The Directorate of Higher
Education caters to the Universities, Government Colleges, Non-Govt. (Provincialised) colleges, Ad-hoc Colleges,AffiliatedColleges, Ad-hoc Law Colleges, Asom Publication Board,
ABILAC, Literary & Voluntary Organisations, Sanskrit and Pali Prakrit Tols, Asom Sanskrit Board, State Selection Board, Asom etc.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan :
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India's flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner, as mandated by 86th amendment to the
Constitution of India making free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6–14 years age group, a Fundamental Right.
SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the entire country and address the needs of 192 million children in 1.1 million habitations.
The programme seeks to open new schools in those habitations which do not have schooling facilities and strengthen existing school infrastructure through provision of additional class rooms, toilets,
drinking water, maintenance grant and school improvement grants.Existing schools with inadequate teacher strength are provided with additional teachers, while the capacity of existing teachers is being
strengthened by extensive training, grants for developing teaching-learning materials and strengthening of the academic support structure at a cluster, block and district level.
SSA seeks to provide quality elementary education including life skills. SSA has a special focus on girl's education and children with special needs. SSA also seeks to provide computer education to bridge the digital divide.
Offical Website : http://www.ssaassam.gov.in/
Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan :
Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) , Assam is a comprehensive and integrated flagship programme of the Government of India (GOI), implemented in the state of Assam for providing quality and meaningful education to all children in the age group 14–16
years of age for Secondary Schools and 16–18 years of age for Higher Secondary Schools in Assam .RMSA has a vision to make secondary education available, accessible and affordable to all young persons.
Hon'ble Prime minister in his Independence Day speech, 2007 has inter–alias stated that, “We are setting out a goal of universalizing secondary education. This is clearly the next step after universalizing elementary education. While the goal is laudable
much work needs to be done before we are in a position to launch the scheme for Universalisation of Access for Secondary Education (SUCCESS). Its details need to be quickly spelt out and discussed with States so that we are fully ready to launch it from.
We must not underestimate the complexity of this task as the principles for universalizing elementary education cannot be easily transferred to secondary education. The physical, financial, pedagogical and human resource needs are quite different.
We also need to recognize the role currently being played by the private sector and policy design must factor this in. Detailed strategies and plans would need to be paid to Districts with SC/ST/OBC/Minority concentration. The recommendations of the
Sachar Committee need to be seriously considered while planning for this programme.”