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Assam plans colleges in areas dominated by minorities

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Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday told the legislative assembly that the state government plans to establish at least one college, with special focus on women’s education, in every minority-dominated area of the state.
While replying to a discussion during the Member’s Hour in the ongoing budget session of the House, Sarma said: “Our aim is to introduce general education in place of madrassa education in the minority-dominated areas.”

“My plan is to open at least one college in all minority-dominated areas, with special attention on women’s education. There should be a lot of schools and colleges in these areas,” he said.

He said a similar thrust will also be put on areas inhabited mostly by members of the tribal community and tea tribes, and added that a road map will be prepared to see how many schools and colleges are required in these areas.
The chief minister said the government will set up one model school in every assembly constituency. He added that the government is working on a “saturation model”, targeting to complete whatever task it sets forth to do.

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