While state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was confident that the NEP would change the country’s education system significantly, President of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Ripun Bora said the congress would be against politics.
“The Assam government will try to make a cabinet decision as soon as possible on implementing the NEP in the state. Let’s study the final version of the NEP and discuss what changes are required to implement it in the state, ”Himanta told media representatives on Thursday.
The President of Assam BJP, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, also praised Prime Minister Modi for presenting the NEP to the nation. Assam BJP’s main spokesman, Rupam Goswami, said: “Under the NEP, each student becomes an expert on at least one technical course after completing their training. In addition to making a living, it will secure the lives of the students. ”
Assam PCC President Ripun Bora, however, said that the digital education envisaged in the NEP was a distant dream in the difficult and inaccessible area of Assam and in the northeast. “After our first talks with party leaders in Delhi, we learned that our party would be against the NEP. In tribal populated and inaccessible areas, this policy does not work under the current conditions. Online education cannot be successful without modernizing the infrastructure and without recognizing students and legal guardians, ”he said. Bora was concerned that there might be a conspiracy to limit teaching about the role of Congress in the freedom movement in the name of reducing student curriculum burden.
Student organizations – All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu) and Satra Mukti Sangram Samiti (SMSS) – were also critical in implementing NEP without developing the necessary infrastructure.
“It is not possible to reap the benefits of introducing a policy without preparing the infrastructure at all levels. Aasu demands that the center release sufficient funds for the implementation of the programs and that the state government be entrusted with the implementation (NEP). It is obvious that the government wants to make a big difference between state universities and central universities, ”said Aasu President Dipanka Kumar Nath and General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi in a statement. They criticized the fact that the concerns of the Northeast in the NEP were not given adequate importance, as educators from the region were not involved in their completion.