33 C
Guwahati
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Assam government converted and renamed 1281 Madrasas into ‘Middle-English’ schools

The Assam Government, led by the BJP, has recently renamed 1281 state-run Madrasas to Middle English (ME) schools. According to Assam Education minister Ranoj Pegu, this decision aims to promote consistency and inclusivity in the state’s education system.

Must Read

Batori24 Bureau
Batori24 Bureau
Batori24 is a Vernacular based Assamese news portal based in Guwahati Assam. We are a dedicated news channel covering news and stories across the globe with special reference to Assam, north-east along with National and International news.

The Assam Government, led by the BJP, has recently renamed 1281 state-run Madrasas to Middle English (ME) schools. According to Assam Education minister Ranoj Pegu, this decision aims to promote consistency and inclusivity in the state’s education system.

Subsequently Minister Pegu wrote on X, (formerly Twitter), “Consequent to conversion of all Govt and Provincialised Madrasa’s into general schools under SEBA, @SchoolEdnAssam has changed the names of 1281 ME Madrasas into ME School by a notification today. Here is the link for the list of schools”.

On Wednesday, Suranjana Senapati, the Director of Elementary Education, issued the notification for the name change. These schools, primarily concentrated in the lower Assam region and Barak Valley districts, are situated in 21 districts within the state.

The various districts where the newly named ME schools are located include Bajali, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup-Metro, Kamrup-Rural, Karimganj, Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar, Sonitpur, and South Salmara-Mankachar in the state.

Previously, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma declared his intentions to close down all Madrasas, asserting that they are unnecessary in the context of ‘New India’. The Assam government also claimed that it had incurred a cost of Rs 500 crore for running Madrasas.

Sarma’s statement quickly gained attention in neighbouring states. Shambhulal Chakma, a BJP legislator in Tripura, advocated in the Assembly for the closure of government-run madrasas, arguing that these religious educational institutions generate terrorists rather than professionals like doctors or engineers.

In August and September of the previous year, authorities allegedly dismantled four madrasas in Assam due to their suspected associations with anti-national and jihadi activities.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Bhupen Borah heads to Jorhat, to face police Inquiry amid Political turmoil

Police in Jorhat have summoned Assam Congress chairman Bhupen Borah to appear before them on January 31 in relation to a case involving the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, which is suspected of deviating from its approved route in the district.
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -