The Assam government has renamed at least 1281 Madrasas across 31 districts in the state and turned them into general schools, officials said on Thursday.

Taking to his X handle, state education minister Ranoj Pegu shared the information.

He wrote, “Consequent to conversion of all Govt and Provincialised Madrasas into general schools under Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA). Department of School Education, Assam has changed the names of 1281 ME Madrasas into Middle English (ME) School by a notification today.”