Assam: Students of Govt. Schools in Dilemma

At a time when the Assam Government talks about the infrastructure of government schools in the state saying that the schools are much developed now but it seems that most of the schools still don’t have adequate infrastructure.

Most of the time, the government claims that the education sector in the state has developed in many ways but it is seen that if some schools don’t have teachers, some even don’t have students.

One such example of non-availability of infrastructure is the Polashguri Primary School in Gossaigaon where students’ have to do their classes under the tree.  The school was provincialized in 2013 don’t have classroom and there are only two teachers’ against 51 students.

The parents alleged that as the schools don’t have enough classrooms, the students have to do their classes under the tree. Although the concerned department has been informed about the poor infrastructure, no measures have been taken till date.   

In yet another incident, a student was brutally punished by a teacher for not wearing ironed clothes in Karimganj. The incident took place at Roland Memorial High School. Although the corporal punishment has been banned by the court but still this type of incidents often takes place in schools. The teacher punished the student of class V for not wearing ironed clothes. When the student said that he had ironed his clothes on Sunday and that on Monday there was no current in their area for which he has not been able to iron his clothes on Monday.

The student is now under observation in a hospital at Karimganj and the parents of the student have also lodged an FIR against the teacher.

On the other hand, in 925 No Tipomia Primary School in Sivasagar, students don’t come to school as they are scared of a teacher who has an allegation of being a murderer. It was even after one month of school which reopens after summer vacation that students have not come to school due to the fear that their teacher will kill them.

The school Principal and the locals alleged that one of the teachers Monu Gohain had served jail term for killing her maid and when the students’ come to know about it they scared to come to school.

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