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ABSU slams government for ‘apathy’ towards Bodo medium schools

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Kokrajhar, May 29: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) blamed lack of sufficient teachers in the provincialized Bodo medium schools, lack of sufficient number of Science, Mathematics and English teachers, lack of proper supply of text books in time and non-provincialization of the Bodo medium high schools for the poor results of the Bodo medium schools in comparison to other medium.

Briefing mediapersons at a press meet at ABSU central office Bodofa House on Tuesday, the union education secretary Kastom Basumatary said this year no students from Bodo medium schools could secure top ten ranks in the HSLC examination. “Lack of sufficient teachers in the provincialized Bodo medium schools, lack of sufficient number of Science, Mathematics and English teachers, lack of proper supply of text books in time and non-provincialization of the Bodo medium high schools are the main reasons for the poor results of the Bodo medium schools,” he said.

Last year, a student of Bodo medium, Bibhungsar Baumatary of UN Academy, Barpeta Road, secured tenth position in the HSLC exam. “The Bodo medium students and institutions are still neglected by the government. The school academic calendar is half over but our students still do not have sufficient books. Teachers who cannot read and write nor speak Bodo language were given appointment in Bodo medium schools,” he said.

He said the ABSU had been concentrating its activities in the field of education since 2006 through its mission ‘Year of Education’ and subsequently declared a mission ‘Quality Education’ from 2007-2020 with a view to uplift and encourage quality-based education with the mother tongue among the student community. The ABSU has been conferring the Kamal Kumar Derhasad Bantha (award) since 2006 to the top ten HSLC passed students from the Bodo medium schools. The union will organize the 13th Kamal Kumar Derhasad Bantha (award) at Bodofa cultural complex in Kokrajhar on June 4.