GUWAHATI: The State unit of the Students' Federation of India (SFI) has called for reconsideration of the recent Cabinet decisions regarding the education sector of Assam.
Addressing the media here on Monday, SFI's State president Pratul Barman and secretary Nirankush Nath said that the Cabinet's decisions would prove detrimental because these were taken without any consultation with academicians, teachers, students' organizations and guardians.
Barman and Nath said that according to data of the Union Education Ministry, 28,190 posts of teachers are lying vacant from primary to university level in the State as of now. Moreover, as many as 39,276 untrained teachers are serving in various secondary schools of the State, they said, adding that 25 per cent of secondary schools lack adequate numbers of subject teachers.
They questioned as to why the Government is focusing on the medium of instruction instead of according priority to filling up the vacant posts of teachers.