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Model schools are injustice to vernacular schools: AASU

 By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 12: The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has termed the decision taken for the setting up of English Model School in the State is an injustice to all the Assamese and other vernacular media schools in the State.  In statement issued to the press on Friday, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi said: “The Assam Government can set up Model Schools, but only of Assamese and other vernacular media. Also the government should teach English language to Assamese and vernacular students so that students can write and speak English.”
They wrote a letter to the Chief Minister demanding deferment of the interview for teachers slated to be held on August 20 as the prescribed qualification for candidates was only English medium CBSE passed outs. The AASU also made it clear before the Chief Minister that candidates from vernacular media should also be allowed to apply. In the letter the members had written that all the Assamese and vernacular candidates should also be allowed to attend the interview.