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AASU felicitates rank holders
Staff reporter
 GUWAHATI, June 15 – While felicitating the meritorious students, who excelled in HSLC, HS and High Madrassa examinations, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) today demanded that around 15,000 posts of teachers lying vacant from primary school upto college level should be filled, immediately.

AASU advisor Samujjal Kr Bhattacharya while speaking at the special felicitation function for rank holders in Higher Secondary, HSLC, High Madrassa examinations and civil service passed out candidates from Assam, said that lack of teachers and permanent principals in schools must not hinder the progress of the students of Assam. “There are many other issues in the field of education that need serious discussion. AASU is also in favour of re-examination of the pattern in which marks are awarded to the students of SEBA or AHSEC, as the fear of getting lesser marks in the State’s educational board or council in comparison to the CBSE, always looms large on the students and even their parents,” Bhattacharya said.

The students’ body also demanded that the students should get their scholarship amount timely so that they can utilize the sum for their education.

The principals of the educational institutions, who excelled in the examinations, were also honoured on the occasion.

Chief guest Kandarpa Kumar Deka, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, while congratulating the meritorious students, highlighted several important aspects of the education scenario in the State and society today. “With the improving pass percentage, we should also keep the quality of education in mind. Getting good marks does not complete the education till it is not attached with responsibilities towards the society,” he said. “Students studying hard to get just a well-paid job, and parents, who bring up their children in an unnatural environment, constantly pushing for securing good marks, would never ensure the progress of the society. Other than good doctors, engineers and MBAs, we also need talented and honest people as politicians, administrators and teachers,” he said.

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