DOOMDOOMA, May 2 - Teachers of venture educational institutions of the State, which were recognised by the Education department in 2005-2006, have expressed strong resentment over the government�s negligence towards provincialisation of their schools.
Talking to this correspondent, Pradip Kumar Moran, a venture school teacher of Tinsukia district, said that when Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma was the Education minister, instead of taking any positive step in this matter, he hurt the sentiments of venture school teachers by making some derogatory remarks against them.
Following the footsteps of his predecessor, the present Education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya also made some insulting remarks against venture school teachers.
Moran alleged that Bhattacharya has not been paying even the slightest attention towards the demands of venture school teachers who have been imparting knowledge to thousands of rural pupils for the last 20-25 years without any wage.
Discouraged by this passive attitude of the State government, teachers of venture schools have given up hope of provincialisation of their schools, Moran said.
Venture school teachers of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Golaghat districts have unanimously resolved to close down their schools and return the recognition orders issued by the Education department to the State government through the Deputy Commissioners of their respective districts on Teacher�s Day on September 5, informed Pradip Kumar Moran.
He also informed that other districts of the State will also adopt this programme and will make this declaration soon.
Pradip Kumar Moran, who is also a leaders of the venture school teachers� body of Tinsukia district, said the teachers will convene a press conference at Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal�s constituency Majuli soon and will announce their next programme of agitation.
To make the public aware about the government�s policy of �destroying� the public sector educational institutions of the State, the venture school teachers� body will hold public meetings across the State with the participation of intellectuals, journalists, representatives of various organisations, student bodies etc., informed Moran.