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Shutting down of 961 schools not only a Strike on ‘Right to Education’ but to curb ‘Job Opportunities’ : Over 2000 TET Qualified left Jobless
TIWN Jan 28, 2020
Shutting down of 961 schools not only a Strike on ‘Right to Education’ but to curb ‘Job Opportunities’ : Over 2000 TET Qualified left Jobless
PHOTO : Left(top), Students studying in a class, (down), TET Exams; Right Education Minister Ratanlal Nath riding a bicycle

AGARTALA, Jan 28 (TIWN): Shutting down of 961 schools’ decision was taken by BJP Govt when over two thousands of unemployed youths are roaming jobless even after qualifying the TET Examination.Instead of recruiting teachers and staffs to mitigate the massive unemployment rate, Govt has taken decision to minimize numbers of schools and thus decade-long struggles of common men which constructed 961 schools across hills and plain areas of Tripura were announced to shutdown, which is another black-history painted by the BJP Govt by three factors losses to the common men.From hilly, poverty gripped state, Tripura today has turned successfully the highest literacy rate holding state in Tripura, with massive politically aware. But by deciding to shutdown schools, BJP has done the ultimate damage of hit the Education flow in the state.Tripura now has over 2000 TET Qualified unemployed youths but jobless.Resentments erupted due to alleged tough question-papers and few out of syllabus. After passing through such situations, when youths left jobless, Govt is proceeding to shutdown schools.It also a strike to the Jana-Siksha-Movement led by people of Tripura.

That movement if is seen politically that it will be narrow perspective.

History’s slice on Jana-Siksha-Movement : On 27th December, 1945, a group of 11 educated tribal youths formed the historic Janashiksha Samity with Dasaratha Debbarma as its vice-president. Within a few months of its inception, it established no less than 400 schools in tribal-dominated hills and villages. The educated and moderately educated tribal youths were appointed as teachers. The villagers constructed school buildings, provided accommodation and food, and paid minimal allowance to the teachers. Subsequently, the tribal people in their large numbers came out in support of Janashiksha Samity. Alongside establishment of news schools, the leaders of Janashiksha Samity raised demand for recognition of these schools by the royal administration. They submitted a deputation to Mr Brown, a retired British Army Officer who was the then education minister of the king’s administration. After visiting many schools founded by the Samity, Mr Brown accorded recognition to 300 of these schools. Naturally, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarman got very much annoyed with his education minister for according recognition to these schools and Mr Brown had to resign and leave the state.

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