GUWAHATI, July 25 - The Assam College Principals� Council, Assam College Teachers� Association and All Assam Students� Union (AASU) have written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma seeking adequate financial assistance to educational institutions in order to fulfil the government�s promise of free education to students from poor financial background.
Welcoming the State Government�s decisions to provide free education to higher secondary and degree students and increase the number of seats in educational institutions, the three organizations stated that some urgent steps, including infrastructure development, would be required to ensure that the promise is fulfilled.
The students� body will discuss with the two other organizations various issues related to higher education in the State and prepare a detailed report.
�With the summer vacations getting over, the educational institutions will require financial assistance from the government from August 1. Further, another significant decision of increasing the number of seats and opening new branches in colleges would require extensive infrastructure development, including new classrooms and appointment of teachers in proportion to the students,� a statement said.