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JFME Tripura slams govt for anti-student initiatives in context to NEP


By TC News Desk

Agartala, August 10, 2022: Joint Forum for Movement on Education, Tripura Chapter convenor – coordinator Dr Mihirlal Roy on Wednesday castigated the role of the state government towards education sector and claimed that anti-student and anti-people initiatives are being taken in context to the new education policy.

Speaking to reporters here at Agartala Press Club, Dr Roy said “The education system of the state is completely broken. Spontaneous student protests erupted from school to school across the state. Various student organizations have also raised their voices in protest and have taken to the streets. Somewhere the parents are also voicing their protest. Why this protest? Why this student movement? They demand enough teachers in schools. Dismissal of 10,323 teachers, non-commitment of the state government to solve the problem, delay in recruitment of B.Ed, D.El.Ed and TET qualified aspirants has resulted to teacher crisis. Along with these, the state government’s discriminatory ‘Vidyajyoti’ scheme is already emerging. There are also nefarious programs like making education expensive, taking away everyone’s earned right to free education. In addition, taking away the acquired rights of teachers and intellectual rights has created a suffocating situation.”

The forum questioned “Is this only in the school education system? The situation is similar in the field of higher and technical education. Recently, the irresponsibility of the National Testing Agency regarding the Common Entrance Test of Tripura Central University has also come to our attention. Overall, what is going on in the education sector in the state is anti-student, anti-people and it is on the path of new education policy.”

The convenor-coordinator of the JFME state chapter also said “Meanwhile, Students’ Federation of India has taken the initiative to organize students cluster called ‘March for Education’ across the country with the call of “Save Education, Save the Constitution, Save the Country”. On the foundation day of the organized student movement in our state, on August 12, 2022, Students’ Federation of India and Tribal Students Union has organized march and hold a gathering at Paradise Choumuhani at 11 AM. Similarly, a march and rally will be held at Kumarghat on August 13.”

On behalf of the Joint Forum for Movement on Education – Tripura Chapter, he urged all the member organizations, state’s numerous writers-artists-educators, poets, writers, science-health-cultural movement workers, social and human rights movement workers and lawyers to participate in this in solidarity for the sake of the country, sake of civilization, sake of the new generation, and support this movement and program.

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