GUWAHATI: One of the greatest support any government can do towards the public is when it caters the needs of children for they are indefinitely the future of the country.
On this note, the Assam government promises to make education in universities and colleges completely free for meritorious students belonging to economically weak families.
On Friday, the state capital announced admission- free of cost, along with textbooks, up to post- graduation for brilliant students.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, state education minister, said the Assam government, for those students who parent’s annual income is less than 1 lakh, has already waived admission fees of higher secondary (H.s) and first year of 3-year degree course students.
more than 1 lakh students of 01 provincialised as well as government colleges of Assam have benefitted from the scheme.
“Our next step will be to waive off admission fees of all degree and post-graduate students whose parent’s income is less than Rs 1 lakh annually. From 2018, the government will start providing free textbooks to higher secondary student. In 2019 and 2020, degree as well as post-graduate students will start receiving free textbooks. This implies that poor meritorious students in the state will not have to spend anything to receive education in colleges and universities,” he said.
The decision has strikingly covered more students from what was planned initially vis-a-vis girls and poor students, he said.
The government have distributed bank drafts among principals and colleges who incur an expenditure of Rs. 43,97,13,324 in offering free admission to higher secondary as well as first year of three-years degree courses for the current academic year.
CM Sarbananda Sonowal, speaking at the function highlight that his government would not allow any talent to go to waste because of the lack of opportunity.
(Source: Voice of Greater Assam)
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