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Boost government schools, Governor tells Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 19: Assam Governor PB Acharya has written to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal regarding his concern over the performance of government schools.

It said that last year, for the first time, the Governor had invited the rank holders of HSLC, HS and 12 Standard of CBSC examitions for felicitation at Raj Bhawan, Guwahati. This year also he had invited such rank holders at Raj Bhawan, Guwahati on June 16 and 17, 2016. The Governor’s observations were that (i) rank holders are almost all from private schools, (ii) no government school has achieved excellence, (iii) the achievers are only from a few districts and (iv) there are hardly any tribal student achievers.

The Governor wrote that these issues should be the major cause of concern and need to be addressed promptly. Considering that circumstances in mind, the Governor had thought that a White Paper should be brought out concerning last three year’s budget allocation to the educatiol sector and comparing the results of the government schools with that of private schools in the State. And also the proposed action to improve the quality of educatiol atmosphere in the government schools should be included in their corrective steps for future. It added that there is urgent necessity to seriously overhaul the system and give voluntary support.

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