The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has been renamed to the Karnataka School Examination and Assessment Board (KSEAB), a body that will govern PU as well as SSLC examinations.
Story so far: The KSEEB Act has been amended to rename the authority, deciding that the body will also no longer be headed by the Department of Public Instruction Commissioner. Instead, the Board’s chairman will be a government-appointed IAS officer.
- The change is being implemented in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP).
- Previously announced by School Education and Literacy Minister BC Nagesh, the Act went into effect on Tuesday.
Introducing assessments: Alongside this change, discussions are being held regarding the possibility of conducting assessments for students of Classes 5 and 8 as a part of NEP. The department wishes to implement the 5+3+3+4 education system through these assessments.