GUWAHATI, June 8 - The AASU today asked the State government to restore people�s confidence on credibility of the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Educational Council (AHSEC) and introduce necessary reforms to strengthen both the educational bodies.
While felicitating the rank holders of the HSLC, AHM, HSSLC examinations and the candidates from Assam succeeding in the UPSC examination, the student body said guardians must feel reassured about sending their wards to schools affiliated to the State boards.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath while addressing the felicitation function, said that the arrogance and vindictive attitude of the State government towards the SEBA and AHSEC reflected in the pass percentage and less number of rank holders this time.
AASU chief adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya said that due to errors and goof-ups, a fear psychosis builds up among the students and their guardians ahead of the examinations, which is not good for the education system of Assam.
Altogether 29 rank holders of the HSLC, four AHM rank holders, 66 HSSLC rank holders and 65 teachers were felicitated at the function. Tapan Deka, who has succeeded in the UPSC examination this year, and kin of other UPSC candidates were also honoured.
Addressing the gathering as a distinguished guest, Gauhati University Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika stressed the need for an inclusive approach towards building a strong society. �Statistically, our State is lagging far behind on different parameters, but, fortunately our value system is stronger enough to emerge as a developed and strong State of the country with the collective and concerted efforts of the people of Assam. Students, being the future of Assam, have a major role to play in that,� added Dr Hazarika.
Director of IIT Guwahati Professor Gautam Biswas exhorted the students to carry on with their pursuit of excellence and bring laurels to the State in whatever field they choose for study and work.
AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi asked the State government to solve the problems affecting the education system.