The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in Jorhat staged a sit-in-demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in support of their various demands pertaining to the state education.
Holding placards and shouting slogans, the protesters demanded increase in seats in the colleges, introduction of night session classes for students if required, and enrolling all high school and higher-secondary-passed out students to colleges.
The students’ body, through the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner, later sent memoranda stating their demands, to the State Education Minister and Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University.
The AASU leaders said that a large number of successful candidates of high school and higher-secondary examinations of this year will not be able to carry on further studies if seat-capacity of the colleges were not enhanced or night shift classes introduced.
The protesters said that in view of Covid-19 pandemic situation prevailing nation-wide, many students, who earlier used to go out of the State, this year, most students had got admission in colleges in their respective places thereby necessitating an increase in seat capacity of the colleges in Assam.