GUWAHATI, Sept 19 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today took out processions and staged demonstrations at district and subdivisional headquarters in support of their demands for introducing reforms in the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), solution to the academic problems of the vernacular-medium institutions and public sector technical and non-technical academic institutions.
The AASU members sent memorandums to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioners and SDOs listing their demands.
In a statement here this evening, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the student body will not tolerate any attempt at ruining the public sector vernacular-medium academic institutions.
�The State government has been conspiring to appoint non-Assamese teachers hailing from other states in the vernacular-medium schools. This is an unfortunate development for the State�s society and is detrimental to the interest of the indigenous people,� the AASU leaders said.
The AASU has authorised its district, subdivisional and local units to take to the path of agitation whenever such attempts are made in the public sector vernacular-medium schools in their areas, said Nath and Gogoi. They also underlined the need to teach English properly in vernacular-medium schools.
The AASU leaders also opposed the government move to establish English-medium model schools. They demanded such schools be set up in vernacular medium. They also lambasted the government�s decision to appoint only those candidates who got their education in English medium as teachers of such schools as a discriminatory one.
In Guwahati, the members of the All Kamrup District Students� Union staged a demonstration and later sent a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the DC, Kamrup (M).