Assam: Most parents choose private school education for their children in school level; however, students seeking higher education prefer seats in government medical colleges, universities, and engineering institutes and colleges instead of private.
According to this view, private school students should be limited to a maximum of 20% at these institutions, said Assam Legislative Assembly speaker Biswajit Daimary at the UNICEF Children’s Day #GoBlue campaign on Sunday evening.
Mr Daimary, speaking at the Mahabahu Brahamputra Heritage Centre in Guwahati on the occasion of the weeklong Children’s Day celebrations, insisted that he will always advocate for a 20% ceiling on private school students in all engineering, medical, and other Government institutes of higher education.
Daimary’s Observation on spending money in private schools by Parents
Mr. Daimary observed that if children of financially secure parents can afford to spend Rs. three to four lakhs annually, why would they choose to enrol their children in Assam’s medical colleges?
Book presented to Biswajit Daimary in honour of World Children’s Day
Meanwhile, with the state announcing the reopening of schools, children from at least 10 districts have written a coffee table book called ‘Safer Together: A compilation of stories by Young Reporters’ about their experiences with learning loss and other concerns as a result of school closures.
Mr. Biswajit Daimary was presented the book in honour of World Children’s Day, which falls on November 20.
In addition, children from the NINEISMINE campaign, which is part of PratYek’s Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, presented a Charter of Demands outlining their expectations from schools in the new normal following the Covid-19 pandemic.