FROM A CORRESPONDENT
Bokajan, November 6: The government aided Borjan High School at Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district of Assam is at the centre of a major controversy. The transfer order of the Headmaster Atul Chandra Borgohain has affected the proper functioning of the academics for a month now. Earlier on October 5, the Inspector of Schools (IS), Karbi Anglong, had issued a notification vide letter no. E-1/Borjan H.S/15/11537-42 on October 5, for the transfer of Borgohain which was vehemently opposed by the locals, AASU and KSA.
The Bokajan regiol committee of AASU even submitted a memorandum to the IS the next day requesting to revoke the transfer of Borgohain who has varied contribution and is also the founder teacher of the institution.
Since then, there has been a fuss going on in the school which gained media attention shortly after a class IX student lodged a complaint with Bokajan Police against some members of AASU alleging that they went to her residence and threatened her parents of dire consequences as she did rip off the students organisation writing pad in which the student body was allegedly collecting signs of the students who support their headmaster’s stay.
On the other end, another complaint was lodged by two students against a teacher of the same school -Ratul Bora who allegedly filmed a video forcing the students to admit on camera that they don’t want their head master to continue in the school.
Later, the issue was brought into a mutual compromise but it has raised concern among many conscious individual about its impact on the academic health of the students ahead of board exams.