GUWAHATI, April 5 - Legislators cutting across party lines today advocated inclusion of moral education and special thrust on women�s security in the school curriculum to sensitize students about crime against women.
Taking part in a discussion under the Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami�s special initiative on education in the State Legislative Assembly, the MLAs of all the political parties laid special emphasis on making students aware about current social scenario and the necessity to ensure the safety and security of women in society.
It needs mention here that several incidents of crime against women, including a number of rape cases reported recently, have caused a great concern in society about the security of women. The Assembly, too, witnessed heated debates and uproar over the issues during the ongoing session.
Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia today proposed some special initiatives for sensitising students on crime against women.
Taking part in a discussion, Saikia said that in view of the current social scenario, it was pertinent to make women�s security a part of the academic curriculum and other than the general values taught by the parents at home and the teachers in the classrooms, special initiatives with the involvement of social organisations is needed to make the students aware about these issues.
AIUDF�s Aminul Islam also said that moral education and value education with realistic approach, were the need of the hour. Kamal Narzary of BPF also stressed the need to take special measures on the issue of women�s security and make it a part of school curriculum. BJP�s Bhabesh Kalita and AIUDF�s Mamun Imdadul Hoque Choudhury also supported the demand of including moral education in school curriculum.
The issue of education was brought in the Assembly after a meeting of the MLAs and all the stakeholders of elementary to higher education in the State. Several issues including the provincialisation of schools, regularisation of posts of teaching and non-teaching staff, strengthening of infrastructure in schools and colleges etc, were discussed in the meeting.
Earlier, BJP�s Tapan Gogoi discussed the problems and prospects of the education system in the State. He also proposed to start pre-school segment in the government schools and strengthening of B Ed and law colleges of the State.