GUWAHATI: The AASU (All Assam Students' Union) is worried over the fresh spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the State vis-à-vis the future of students. The leadership of the students' body feels that the fresh wave of the pandemic is bound to affect the students.
Talking to The Sentinel on Monday, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said, "Along with other stakeholders in the State, the students had to suffer a lot due to COVID-19 in 2020. Schools and colleges were closed for months together. Even as the State government tried to make up the loss through virtual classes, the plan didn't work out well.
"The State Education department should've learnt a lesson from the 2020 pandemic so as to equip itself to overcome such situations in the future. However, the department hasn't learnt anything of that sort. All, right from the Chief Minister to the Education Minister, were busy with the Assembly election. They failed to do anything worthwhile towards that end. They didn't even discuss the problem with all stakeholders.
"We want the State government to take a tangible policy decision in the interest of the students."