GUWAHATI, June 27 - A consultation meet organised by the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) here today urged the Union government to extend the deadline for the stakeholders to send their observations on the Draft National Education Policy.
The participants at the meeting pleaded that the State government should also take up the issue with the Centre.
The participants included former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Dr Alok Buragohain, Professor Krishnagopal Bhattacharyya, former Principal of Gauhati Medical College Dr Atindra Adhikary, Asam Sahitya Sabha president Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, Bodo Sahitya Sabha general secretary Prasanta Boro, Khilanjiya Sahitya Sabha secretary general Kamalakanta Muchahary, Rabha Sahitya Sabha general secretary Raj Kumar Rabha and others.
The AASU said in a statement here this evening that it would send the observations offered by the educationists today to the Union government by June 30.
Former teacher of Handique Girls� College Basanta Deka in his speech explained all the academic levels covered by the draft policy.
AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya stressed the need to examine whether the draft policy has the elements to help the students of the State in their pursuits of higher studies and secure their future.
Earlier, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi urged the educationists to offer their suggestions to safeguard the interests of the students of Assam. The meeting was presided over by AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath.