JORHAT, Nov 21 - With a promise to bring positive changes to the education sector, State Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky on Friday inaugurated the first regional office of the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) on the premises of the office of Inspector of Schools here. The office is expected to provide adequate service to the students and teachers of five upper Assam districts.
�In addition to this, we will set up an office of additional director of SEBA and a pension office here. I hope these offices will help the schoolteachers, headmasters and the students of Upper Assam districts, including Jorhat, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia,� said Minister Borkotoky, while addressing the inaugural function at Jorhat district library auditorium.
He also announced that another regional office of SEBA will be functional in coming December in Silchar which would immensely help the teachers and students of Barak Valley.
In another significant announcement, Borkotoky revealed that the State Government would introduce spoken English course in every primary school of the State to attract the guardians and children of both the urban and rural areas who prefer the English medium schools for educating their children.
According to him, the poor enrolment in the vernacular-medium government schools has become a �matter of serious concern�. �I discussed the issue with the Chief Minister. We have decided to appoint efficient teachers for the spoken English course soon in the vernacular-medium primary schools so that the children can speak English fluently as like as the students of the English-medium schools,� the Minister said.
Expressing concern over the delay in several important official works by Education Department's officers in district level, the State Education Minister said that he had warn them strictly about their negligent attitude while he participated in a video conference with the concerned officers recently.
"Chief Minister already ordered me to fill up the vacant posts of all schools by December this year. More than 600 lower divisional assistants will be appointed soon in the high and higher secondary schools. Efforts are on to appoint 6,000 teaching staffs in schools. Vacant posts of principals will be filled up," he said.
Attending the programme, Jorhat MP, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, requested the Minister to solve the appointment-related problems of the teachers who have been deprived of adequate salary and other remuneration. Along with several dignitaries, SEBA Chairman Dhanadev Mahanta, Secretary Kamaljyoti Gogoi, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant, Inspector of School Hiren Gogoi and many other were present in the programme.