GUWAHATI, June 13 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has described the State government�s advertisement (No RMSA/Special TET/842/2017/2) for holding special TET tests to appoint teachers in model schools under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan, as the product of a well-prepared design to crush the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) and the government-run vernacular medium schools.
This advertisement has indicated that the State government is out to set up English medium model schools and to fund them. These schools would be placed under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
The said advertisement has made English medium education in school level mandatory for candidates interested in appearing in the proposed special TET tests. Even those aspiring for the jobs of Assamese teachers are to complete their school education in English medium schools.
The State government would set up these schools and it would also bear the expenses for running these schools. Some of these schools would be set up under the public-private-partnership mode.
The APCC has condemned the purported design of the State government to crush the SEBA and the vernacular medium schools and demanded immediate revocation of the decision to set up such schools. Or else, it said it would be compelled to take to the path of agitation.
The APCC said the decision of the State government is a product of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha�s (RSS) hidden, diabolic agenda to shape India as a country of a uniform language, culture and religion contrary to the long-cherished idea of the scholars that India is a country of diverse languages, cultures and religions, which laid the very foundation for its secular, democratic character.
The RSS� hidden agenda has made it obligatory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led State government to eliminate the diverse cultural elements of Assam�s peoples and their national consciousness, alleged the APCC.