GUWAHATI, Feb 11 � The joint forum of All Assam Students� Union (AASU) and various teachers� associations of the State have demanded the Government to reconsider its decision to transfer Class V from middle school level to primary level and Class VIII from high school to middle school level or make adequate and early arrangements to appoint teachers and develop infrastructure development to facilitate the decision.
A joint agitation would be launched by the joint forum on February 15 in front of the Raj Bhawan in protest of the indifferent and irresponsible attitude of the State Government towards the education system.
�Though Government made the decision to transfer Class V and Class VIII to another level effective from January 1, nothing has been done to conduct the classes in a proper manner even after 40 days have passed. Neither there are enough teachers, nor do they have developed the infrastructure to conduct the classes,� alleged AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya during a press conference organised jointly with the various teachers� associations today.
�The Government would not be allowed to play with the future of lakhs of student who are in a lurch following the Government decision. Let them start the work in war-footing or revoke the decision till adequate arrangements are not made,� Bhattacharya pointed out.
Alleging indifferent attitude of the Government towards vernacular medium schools, the joint forum also urged to take measures for overall development of the educational institutions and take Asam Jatiya Vidyalaya as a model.
The joint forum has also decided to organise a convention to chalk out a road map to various problems gripping the existing educational system in the State.
A two-day workshop at all district headquarters would precede the convention. A memorandum would also be submitted to the Chief Minister and the Education Minister tomorrow.
The convention according to the joint forum would dwell on various problems including implementation of academic calendar, new course and curriculum, answer scripts evaluation, provincialities of schools and introduction of semester system in universities.