TINSUKIA, May 3: “The education system must be kept outside the purview of politics. With systematic and gradual axing of government-run educational institutions, the government is stepping slowly towards privatization,” said Dr Dinesh Baishya, former Principal of B Baruah College in one of the workshops organized by All Moran Students’ Union (AMSU) as a part of its on-going golden jubilee celebration, at the District Library Auditorium in Tinsukia on Wednesday.
Addressing a gathering of students, teachers and academics, Dr Baishya maintained that it was due to the Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA) that more than 8,500 government schools were on the verge of closure even as the government had failed to bring 22 to 50 per cent tea management schools within its ambit.
Organized under the aegis of Tinsukia district committee of AASU, the workshop entitled ‘Reformation of Educational System and future of Assam’ was addressed by Dr Satyakam Borthakur and Dr Jyoti Prasad Saikia of Dibrugarh University, Dr Jyoti Prasad Konwar of Naharkatia College among others. Coordinated by Dr Saumarjyoti Mahanta of Sibsagar Commerce College, the workshop was inaugurated by Rana Kumar Changmai of Tinsukia College. Dr Samajjul Bhattacharyya, adviser of AASU, who was also present as guest speaker, echoed the same feelings of Dr Baishya and strongly criticized SEBA for its utter failure to bring positive changes in the education scenario.