He visited Sonaram High School Bharalumukh, Government Collegiate Higher Secondary School, Kamrup Academy Higher Secondary School, Tarini Charan Girls High School and Gopal Boro Government High School and inspected the existing infrastructure.
During his inspection, the minister asked the public works department to prepare a plan to create new infrastructure in these schools to provide large spaces and modern classrooms.
Speaking to the media here, Sarma said that the state government has taken effective steps to improve infrastructure with the participation of 1,000 secondary and high schools in the state.
According to the plan, infrastructure development will be brought to educational institutions with the right type of intervention. However, he added that if an educational institution has a building that is more than 100 years old, the government will help to protect that building as a heritage building as per the plan.
Initially, as an experiment, the state government will take up 10 schools in and around Guwahati for infrastructure development.
After the completion of the work, the government will take eight to nine schools in each local council to improve the infrastructure, thus 1,000 such schools will be rehabilitated by creating adequate new infrastructure. involving an expenditure of Rs 5000 crore.
Sarma also informed that in the next phase, 2,000 more schools will be taken up for this exercise.
“According to the next 10 years, all schools in the region will be brought under the aspiration of the plan,” he added.
State Education Minister Ranoj Pegu, Education Adviser to Assam Government Nani Gopal Mahanta and senior government officials accompanied the Chief Minister on his visit to the schools.