KOKRAJHAR: The ABSU and All Bodo Primary Teachers’ Association (ABPTA) on Tuesday discussed the present deteriorating situation of Bodo medium primary education at the Circuit House, Rangia.
The general secretary of the ABSU, Lawrence Islary and general secretary of ABPTA, Kamini Basumatary in their joint press statement said that despite making education a fundamental right, the deteriorating situation of Bodo medium schools had upset both the organizations. They said that both organizations seriously discussed the issues of primary education in Assam and BTC areas and adopted some resolutions for uplift of vernacular medium.
The ABSU and ABPTA demanded to appoint at least three subject teachers in every primary school and more according to the number of students, to immediately rationalize the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools and to stop political leaders from intervention in the matter and to make teachers free from other government activities like BLO/FLO and NRC duty.
Besides, the organizations demanded to resolve the zero and single teacher issue with priority, to provincialize all venture schools without any condition and to build coordination between the elementary education institutions and ICDS centre. Other demands include making available Bodo medium textbooks and TLM and increase of salary of Anganwadi workers and helpers.
Islary said the joint meeting also resolved to organize a national-level seminar to find out ways to resolve the issues of primary education in the month of July where 1,000 teachers will take part. He also said both the organizations would work together to ensure effective teaching and learning quality of primary education and also to make the primary schools more attractive.
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