Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika Slams Delhi CM For His Remarks On Closure of Govt Schools
Following the poor performance of the schools in the recently announced HSLC, the Assam government has been mulling action against 34 schools that registered zero pass percentages.
Guwahati: Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika on Thursday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for commenting on the state government's decision to merge schools with other schools recording zero pass percentage in class X examinations.
Following the poor performance of the schools in the recently announced High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC), the Assam government has been mulling action against 34 schools that registered zero pass percentages. There were also reports that the state government will shut down these schools.
However, the same was clarified by Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu who took Twitter and said, ''In Assam, schools are not being closed down but amalgamated or merged, depending upon the school's enrolment and distance.
Our government has opened 97 vernacular medium Model Schools in Tea Garden areas and 13 new English medium Adarsha Vidyalayas this year.''
Now, reacting to the closure of schools, Kejriwal took to the micro-blogging site and said, ''Closing schools is not the solution. We just need to open many new schools all over the country. Instead of closing the school, improve the school and make education right."
However, Kejriwal's tweet didn't go well with Pijush Hazarika who later replied to his on Twitter and also suggested later not that he has not rights to speak on educational upliftment.
''Firstly, schools in Assam are not being closed, rather amalgamated to improve the overall educational environment!
Secondly, respected CM @ArvindKejriwal ji has no rights to speak on educational upliftment as his fake 'Delhi Model Schools' have been busted from time to time,'' Hazarika tweeted.
Going a step ahead, Hazarika also tore apart Kejriwal in another tweet where he stated that the AAP education model has demolished Delhi's education system, bringing down Class X pass % from 99.09% in 2011 to 81.27% in 2022.
Hazarika also invited Kejriwal to visit Assam to learn and said his model of education stands poorly in all aspects as compared to Puducherry.
''The AAP education model has demolished Delhi's education system, bringing down Class X pass % from 99.09% in 2011 to 81.27% in 2022! The great model schools of Delhi stand poorly in all aspects as compared to Puducherry! Kejriwal ji should visit Assam rather to learn.'' Hazarika tweeted.
In June this year, the Assam Secondary Education Department issued a show-cause notice to 102 state-run schools for their poor performance in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examinations.
The overall pass percentage of the HSLC examination stood at 56.49 per percent this year and it stands much lower than the 2021 pass percentage of 93.10 percent when the exams were not conducted owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the education department, a total of 25 state-run schools in the state have delivered very poor performance, showing 0 percent results in this year's HSLC/AMH examination. On the other hand, the pass percentage of 70 schools fell below 10 percent and 7 schools' pass percentage results were 10 percent.