ABSU slams govt for pathetic condition of Bodo medium schools in Assam

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HT Correspondent

Kokrajhar, Aug 13: The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) has slammed the state government and education minister for the discriminatory attitude towards the uplift of the Bodo medium schools across the state.

Speaking to the media persons at a press conference held at Bodofa House in Kokrajhar on Monday, ABSU education secretary Kastom Basumatary and president of Kokrajhar district unit ABSU Janak Uzir blamed the state government for the pathetic condition of Bodo medium schools in Assam and said that the government is least bothered in uplifting the Bodo education. ABSU leaders informed that the students conducted educational survey to check Bodo medium education in several 11(eleven) districts across the state and found that 769 schools are left ventures.

Even as the Bodo language is a constitutionally recognised language under the Eight Schedule of Constitution of India, but, the declining number of Bodo medium schools is becoming a threat towards survival of the Bodo education in the state, which needs immediate attention of the government, the leaders said.

They alleged that the students union had been submitted several memorandums to the chief minister, education minister, directorate office and DEEO over the solution to the issue, yet no good response was reached.

They demanded immediately fill up all the existing vacant posts in entire Bodo medium schools, appointments of teacher in single teacher Bodo medium elementary schools, appointment of Science, Mathematics & Hindi Teacher in Bodo Medium Upper Primary School and provincialisation of all Bodo medium venture elementary Schools (LP & UP) without any condition across the state.

The students union warned to take out mass agitation from first week of September next against deplorable condition of Bodo medium schools, if government fails to solve issues and demands of the Bodo people.

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