Assam currently had only four government colleges - Cotton College, Diphu College, Haflong College and Kokrajhar College, of which Cotton has been transformed into an university.
"These will be model colleges and named after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. The classes will begin immediately in these.
"Construction work for another seven model colleges are going on. As per the new education policy, government will set up all future educational institutes wherever there is a necessity," Sarma said.
In next year, three more colleges will be set up in Karbi Anglong, Cachar and Nagaon, he added.
Sarma further said government will hand over appointment letters to 626 Headmasters and 146 Assistant Headmasters in high schools across the state on August 7.
"This will address a long pending issue of running high schools without any permanent headmaster," he added.
The minister informed that 124 retired teachers have been appointed as special inspectors in as many schools, where pass percentage in latest metric examination was below 10 per cent.
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