Tripura Pradesh Congress president Ashish Saha has expressed extreme concern alleging that the education system in the state has fallen into darkness.
According to him, shortage of teachers, lack of infrastructure etc in schools has already taken an unprecedented form.
Congress leaders have mentioned the condition of primary education as the most deplorable.
“Many schools in remote areas have to run all classes with only one or two teachers. According to the data thousands of primary teacher posts are lying vacant in the state. Moreover, their posts are not being filled after the termination of service of 10323” He said.
“On the other hand, the situation in high and higher secondary schools is more deplorable. Because the posts of graduate and post graduate teachers are not being filled as per requirement. Within this disaster of the education system in Bengali medium Vidyajyoti schools CBSC’s order has created anxiety and extreme frustration among students and parents. According to the order, board exams can be conducted in Bengali medium in these schools till 2026. In other words, all the students studying in class I to VIII have to study in English medium from now on. This impasse has arisen in 83 Vidyajyoti schools of the state due to the ignorance of the former education minister” sid Saha.
“The Congress feels that his ignorance has created an unprecedented deadlock in the history of education in the state. The current education minister and the state chief minister himself is no less guilty of creating this deadlock as he has been handling the responsibility of this education department for almost six months. The Pradesh Congress is surprised how the Chief Minister, who is busy proving himself to be transparent and educated, is running an education department like this! The party is also smelling financial gain behind the launch of CBSE in Bengali medium schools ” said Asish Saha.
“Tripura Pradesh Congress feels that there is no doubt that the present double engine government is responsible for the present impasse of Vidyajyoti schools in Bengali medium. On the other hand, this Parents of the poorer section of the state are struggling to manage the crisis. They are struggling to manage the ‘fee’ charged to secondary and higher secondary examinees (about Rs 2,000 for secondary and Rs 3,000 for higher secondary). All in all, the people of the state cannot think that such a depressing situation has ever occurred in the education system of the state ” he said.
Tripura Pradesh Congress President Ashish Kumar Saha said that Tripura Pradesh Congress will embark on a massive agitation with all its branches if the government does not immediately try to remedy this depressing condition of education system in the state.