The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has announced a month-long agitation against the Assam government’s decision to introduce English as the medium of instruction for maths and science subjects in vernacular medium schools. The union strongly opposes this decision, claiming that it hampers the growth of regional languages and promotes English education instead. Here are the key details:
Agitation by AASU
- AASU has declared a month-long statewide agitation against the Assam government’s plan.
- The union aims to protest the teaching of maths and science subjects in English in vernacular medium schools.
- The agitation will begin with a discussion with teachers’ associations on Sunday and will conclude with a meeting of academicians and educationists on June 27 in Guwahati.
- AASU president in-charge Utpal Sarma and secretary Sankarjyoti Boruah express their concerns about the government’s decision.
- They argue that teaching maths and science in English from Class 6 onwards is detrimental to the growth of the Assamese, Bodo, and other local languages.
- AASU emphasizes the need for proper English education for students in vernacular medium schools to ensure fluency in the language.
The AASU plans to mobilize various activities during the month-long agitation, including fasts, protests, mass awareness drives, and a bicycle procession. Their goal is to press for the withdrawal of the Assam government’s decision and advocate for a different approach to English education in vernacular medium schools.
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