After running over 500 vernacular medium schools across Assam successfully, the RSS backed Sishu Siksha Samiti, Asom will now be starting quality Assamese medium education institutions offering higher secondary and three year degree course (TDC).
Organizational secretary of Sishu Siksha Samiti Asom, Hemanta Dhing Mazumdar said this on Tuesday.
He said that the Samiti has recently got affiliation from the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) to start higher secondary courses in two of its Niketans located in Chiring Chapori at Dibrugarh and at Doomdooma in Tinsukia district.
The Sishu Siksha Samiti, Assam runs 551 Sankardeva Sishu Niketans and 540 other Akal Vidyalayas (single teacher schools) in the state.
As of now a total of 1, 66,746 children are pursuing education in 551 Sankardeva Sishu Niketan located across the state.
“Our basic objective is to offer quality education in vernacular medium at low cost which is affordable to all section of people in the society. The mushrooming of English medium institutions had posed a threat to the Assamese medium schools. We have been working very hard to establish that mediums cannot be an obstacle in education and that quality education can be imparted through Assamese medium as well,” said Mazumdar.
“As of now we have from class Ankur (preparatory) to Dasham (Class X) in Sankardeva Sishu Niketans. In next two to three years, we are looking forward to establish quality institutions where we can impart higher secondary and degree courses in vernacular medium,” he said.
He further said that the Sishu Niketans at Chiring Chapori and Doomdooms have already got affiliation to start higher secondary courses from the next academic session.
He said that the Sishu Siksha Samiti, Assam have also taken up steps for providing spoken English trainings for the students.
“Lots of parents want their wards to fluently converse in English. This is the demand of the time and spoken English skills are required considering the competitive job market.
“We have decided to ensure spoken English in our schools too. We are going to train up our Acharyas (Teachers) for spoken English so that they can impart spoken English trainings too,” said Sishu Siksha Samiti general secretary Kulendra Kumar Bhagawati.