As the discussion over the setting up of CBSE schools in each constituency of Assam turned controversial, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there was nothing wrong with setting English medium schools.
Speaking to the media over the controversies that were being raised by opposition leaders, CM Sarma said, “Where is the problem with the CBSE or English schools? We are taking the step for the benefit of the poor students.”
He added that the government is not forcing anyone to study in an English school but it was rather trying to provide better education to some students who want to study in English medium.
The Chief Minister said, “We send our students to good English schools but does that mean we cannot open government-run English schools? We are trying to ease the burden of some parents who wish to send their children to English or CBSE schools.”
He claimed that the 90:10 ratio for schools is being maintained in the state and even today, 90 percent of schools are Assamese medium.
The CM added that such decisions have been taken by the previous governments in the state as well and there is no need for any controversy.