Assam CM inaugurates model schools in tea gardens


Tezpur: In an effort to provide educational facilities to the children of tea plantation workers in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday inaugurated six model schools, while another 90 started their educational activities.

Sarma inaugurated schools in Ghagra, Rupajuli, Sonajuli, Thakurbari and Fulbari tea gardens in Sonitpur district.
The state government had earlier said it would set up 119 such schools in tea garden areas, and so far about 15,000 students have been admitted. Eight teachers have been appointed for each school.

The Chief Minister said that for the first time since independence, schools have been set up in the tea gardens for the children of rebel laborers and this would usher in a new era of quality education for their children.

He said that in the past, these children went to nearby lower primary schools and most of them dropped out of higher classes because they had to move away from the tea garden areas where their parents worked.]”These Adarsh ​​Vidyalayas will offer higher secondary courses from next year and in the next few years, we will set up a college with three to four tea gardens,” Sarma said.

He said that from 2023, these model schools will teach math and science lessons in English, while social science will be taught in Assamese, which will also be taught as a language paper.
The CM said that this would enable the students to learn in their own language and also help them to explore the world.

Schools will be named after eminent personalities, he added.

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