KOKRAJHAR, Sept 7 - The All Bodo Students� Union (ABSU) has strongly opposed the appointment of Assamese teachers in Bodo-medium schools of the State.
In a press statement issued today, ABSU president Promod Boro alleged that the appointment process was a deliberate act of negligence and a conspiracy to destroy the Bodo-medium schools. He warned that the ABSU would launch a Statewide mass agitation if the Government failed to resolve the issue and come out with a specific policy.
It is very disheartening that teachers from Assamese-medium background, who do not have any knowledge of the Bodo language, are being appointed in Bodo-medium schools, the ABSU president said, adding that according to language experts, the mother tongue is the best medium of instruction for a student and the RTE Act, 2009, also mentions it in Chapter V, Section 29(f). �We pursued the matter with the authorities concerned on many occasions, but apart from assurances, nothing has been done so far,� Boro rued.
�There are three mediums of instruction (Assamese, Bodo and Bengali) in the State, but the Assamese teachers are being considered for all the mediums,� the ABSU president complained.