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The Secondary Education Board of Assam (SEBA) has launched special open schools to help students who had been unsuccessful in clearing the high school final examination in the past, as well as drop-outs to clear their first academic hurdle.
SEBA has opened learning centres in 17 district headquarters with more such centres to be opened in a phase-wise manner under an initiative titled State Institute of Open Schooling.
Under the initiative students who had been unsuccessful in the past five years or those who had to drop out of school for various reasons can join these centres. Classes will be held on Sundays and SEBA will provide text books and self learning materials. The students will have to appear for the final examination in five compulsory subjects and one optional subject. Examinations will be held in April-May. In case anyone cannot clear any subject, he or she will be given another chance at an examination to be held in October.
SEBA said that the first session of the open school will start from August 7 next with officials who will be engaged in the initiative being imparted with special training.