GUWAHATI: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has demanded the State Government should introduce the two-shift system —morning & evening — in colleges and higher secondary schools to solve the problems of seats.
Over 1.50 lakh HSLC and HS passed students may not get seats in the government-run educational institutions to pursue higher education. The problem of admission into HS schools and colleges will be unprecedented this year due to the very high pass percentage in HSLC, HS and CBSE examinations. The number of successful students far exceeds the existing seats in government institutions in the State.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath told The Sentinel that the State Government would have to ensure admission for every successful student who wants to pursue higher education. He said the Education Department must chalk out a roadmap to solve the crisis.
"Instead of a single shift in colleges and higher secondary schools, two shifts can solve it. In case colleges and HS schools face a shortage of faculties, they should go for appointing teachers on a contractual basis," the AASU president said.