NALBARI, Sept 19 - The president of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has alleged that the undue interference of ministers in the last 14 years has complicated the State education scenario.
The AASU president, Dipanka Nath, said that even the ministers have been using the State Education Department for their personal gain.
Addressing a students� felicitation meeting here, Nath said that the recent announcement made by the State Education Minister that the HSLC examination would be held in December, has created a chaotic situation among the students.
Without any consultation with the SEBA, the Minister himself declared the HSLC dates, the AASU chief said.
He added that nearly 5,000 primary schools have been running with one teacher, 90 per cent HS schools have no permanent principal, and most of secondary schools are functioning without subject teacher, he added.
�The Education Minister and the bureaucrats are not concerned about the pathetic condition of the education sector. They can�t realise the gravity of the problems of the Government schools as their children aren�t enrolled in those schools,� Nath said.
Welcoming the judgement of the Allahabad High Court, he said that the AASU in its Barpeta session in 1999 had also passed a proposal demanding that Government officials, bureaucrats, ministers and MLAs should enrol their students in Government schools in order to uplift the State education scenario.
The felicitation meeting � conducted by Dilip Das, managing director of Bhagyashree Motors � was also addressed by Dr Dipak Kumar Sarma, the Vice-Chancellor of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, as a guest of honour.
In his speech, Dr Sarma said that the guardians should not pressurise their children in subject selection after the HSLC exam. He added that in the present society, every job has equal respect and importance.
Earlier, Dr Om Prakash, Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari, inaugurated the meeting by lighting a lamp.
In the meeting, 30 meritorious students of six lower Assam districts were felicitated.