MASS submits memorandum to Assam Education Minister
Due to a major nonfeasance on the part of the Education Department of the State
LAKHIMPUR: Due to a major nonfeasance on the part of the Education Department of the State, a major number of students, who have passed their HSLC (High School Leaving Certificate) exam and HS (Higher Secondary) final exam this year, have been deprived of getting admission in the HS 1st year and TDC (Three year Degree Course) 1st semester. It is known that the higher secondary schools, junior colleges and the Degree colleges of the State, with their capacity, cannot provide seats to a major portion of the successful students to pursue higher education.
A recordable number of students across the State have passed the HSLC and HS Final Year exams this year as per result declared following the evaluation formula adopted for the suspension of holding the exams concerned due to the adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. As per results, a total of 93.10 and 93.18 per cent students have passed the HSLC and AHM exams respectively this year. Similarly, 98.93 per cent students in the Arts Stream, 99.06 per cent students in the Science Stream and 99.57 per cent students in the Commerce Stream have cleared their HS Final exam this year.
"But the matter of deep concern is that almost 10 per cent passed out students of both exams have still been deprived of getting admission in the HS First Year Class and TDC First Semester on account of some untoward problems seen in the Higher Secondary Schools and the Colleges across the State as well as due to some other reasons. It has posed hurdle to the deprived students in the pursuance of their higher education", Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS) Chairperson Aditya Lahkar and Secretary Raju Singha asserted in a written statement while reacting over the issue. Under such circumstances, the organization submitted a memorandum to the Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Kumar Pegu seeking his intervention for the redressal of the sensitive problem. Through the memorandum, MASS has demanded the Education Minister to ensure the academic future of these deprived students, by taking his effective steps to mitigate the problems in order to pave their way for getting admission in the HS 1st year class and TDC 1st semester.