By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 30: The Student Federation of India (SFI) and All India Students’ Federation (AISF), along with the Assam Student youth Committee, have called a strike on September 2 against the Assam Government education policy that, according to the students’ bodies, is loaded against students.
Talking to newsmen at Guwahati Press Club here today, SFI’s State committee member Sangita Das said that the students of Assam were disappointed by the Budget laid by State Fince minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as it has no benefits for the students, nor does it have any announcement for setting up new colleges and universities in the State. The Budget also stopped short of taking any step to encourage vocatiol education in the State.
Das said that 1.17 lakh students were not able get admission in the colleges despite securing high percentage of marks because of the State not having adequate number colleges. The Federation is of the view that since the geographical, social and cultural aspects of Assam are quite different from that of rest of India, and as such following CBSE curriculum in the State will deprive the students of the State of their own cultural, historical and geographical elements. The Federation rued the fact that venture schools in the State are playing an important role in imparting education to the students. “However, the State Government has not been taking adequate steps to provincialize such schools,” she said. The federation appealed to the student community to boycott classrooms on September 2. AISF member Madhurya Baruah and Jintu Mes of Assam Student-Youth Committee were also present in at the press meet.