The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) on Thursday drew the attention of Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to introduce science stream in 12 colleges, mostly in BTC region.

The Bodo students’ body also urged to provincialize 1021 numbers of venture LP, UP and HE Schools across BTC and 46 colleges.

Talking to media persons at Bodofa House, the assistant general secretary of the ABSU, Kwrwmdao Wary said Sarma raised vital issues pertaining to the solution of educational problems in Assam and pitched for introduction of science stream in regular arts and commerce degree colleges.

He said the ABSU wanted inclusion of more number of colleges for the induction of science stream from the BTC region and parts of Assam.

The ABSU demanded to include science stream at Janata College, Serfanguri, Kokrajhar Girls’ College in Kokrajhar district, Basugaon College and Bengtol College in Chirang, Salbari College, B.B. Kisan College, Jalah and Giyanpith Degree College, Nikashi in Baksa district, Khwirabari College and Mazbat College in Udalguri district, Murkhongselek College, Jonai in Dhemaji district, Sarupathar College in Golaghat and Thong Nokbe College, Dokmoka in Karbi Anglong.

Wary urged the State Government to resolve all the problems with the Bodo medium educational institutions regarding provincialization of venture schools and colleges.

He also said the announcements made by the education minister to declare the list of provincialization of venture schools and colleges very soon will likely to leave many Bodo medium schools, degree and junior colleges from Bodoland Territorial Region and Assam.

The assistant general secretary said there were 711 Lower primary, 235 upper primary and 75 venture high schools in mix medium schools in BTC and 148 LP, 62 UP and 35 HE venture schools in single Bodo medium in the region.

He also said there were 25 nos of junior college and 21 nos of venture degree colleges in BTC area.

He further said most of the Bodo medium schools and colleges either in BTC or in Assam part have not been provincialized and thus the Bodo medium is being neglected systematically.

He urged the State Government to take appropriate measure for the development of Bodo medium education in the State.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com