Guwahati, May 23: The Assam unit of the SFI will hold an awareness campaign in the state from June on problems in the education sector.
The monthlong drive will highlight the shortage of seats in BEd course.
There are only 750 seats in government BEd college while there 4,400 seats in private institutes.
The SFI alleged that since BEd has become compulsory for teachers’ jobs, many economically backward students have to pay huge fees to private institutes.
According to the SFI, last year, 2.4 lakh students cleared HSLC examination but there were only 2 lakh seats at the higher-secondary level. Similarly, 1.97 lakh students cleared HS but only 1.2 lakh seats are available in Assam for various graduate courses.
“Recently, we met the director of higher education and pointed out that admission process is not held on the same date in Assam. We wanted admission on the same date. The director promised to discuss this matter with the colleges,” said the president SFI Assam committee, Kashyap Choudhury.
The students’ federation announced that after the awareness campaign it would carry out various protest programmes from July.