KOKRAJHAR, Nov 8: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) has expressed its unhappiness over the state government’s decision for abolishing 8000 regular vacant posts in elementary education in the state.
In a press statement, ABSU president Dipen Boro and general secretary Khanindra Basumatary said that the state government’s decision for abolishing 8000 regular vacant posts in elementary education will destroy the spirit of the mother tongue medium schools and hamper the teaching-learning process, etc.
The students’ union leaders appealed to reconsider the matter and to stop abolishing the regular vacant post in Bodo medium schools in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and Assam state as a whole.
“The letter from the secretary to the government of Assam, Dr Bijoya Choudhury to the accountant general, Assam for abolishing of 8000 sanction vacant post of regular teachers under the Directorate of School Education (4285 in lower primary and 3715 in upper primary) as per the decision of cabinet meeting held on May 26, 2020 for taking into account to maintain financial neutrality and additional service benefits to the state pool teachers under SSA will destroy the spirit of the mother tongue medium Bodo, Assamese, Bengali, etc.”
The students’ union have appealed and demanded to reconsider the matter and to stop abolishing regular vacant posts in Bodo medium schools in BTR & Assam.
“As Bodo medium schools are running with one teacher and zero teacher, without science and mathematics teachers, this decision will make the situation more critical, for which most of the schools will be compelled to close. It will also close the way for new recruitment against permanent vacant posts. ABSU demands to fill up all regular vacant posts in Bodo medium at the earliest instead of abolishing the posts. Mere saving and making financial neutrality will not be the wise decision. It is the duty and responsibility of the government to survive and sustain mother tongue medium schools in true spirit. In this regard the students’ union will send a special letter to the chief minister, Assam and the Education minister, Assam for kind intervention,” the statement said.