All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) had met SEBA officials at Bamunimaidam,Guwahati on February 21 and handed over a four point memorandum to Kamaljyoti Gogoi, secretary SEBA on recent HSLC examination mishaps occurred in Baksa district. ABSU leaders alleged that 170 numbers of Bodo medium students appearing HSLC examination at Barimakha HS in Baksa district had suffered a lot for receiving photo copy of the mathematics question papers,for which commencement of the examination was delayed by two hours on February 20.ABSU also said that students were mentally tortured by such delays.Most students could not attempt to answer the questions.Further ten numbers of questions with a total of 31 marks were not set as per text books.Students not even could read or understand the said questions.The memorandum also mentioned failure of the government to supply text books to students in time.
The non implementation of government assurances of establishing separate Directorate of Education for Bodo medium was also criticized by ABSU.According to them official memorandum was ready in 2016 for establishment of the said directorate.The four member ABSU delegation was led by Dipen Boro,Vice President,ABSU.
A press meet was held at ABSU office in Udalguri on February 22 where Dipen Boro and Romeo Narzary,vice presidents of ABSU briefed media about the details of the memorandum submitted to SEBA on February 21.
- The Bodo medium students of Baksa district who could not attempt answering questions due to shortage of time or mental harassment be given full credit for the unanswered questions.
- 31 marks be given to all 12000 Bodo medium students of Assam against ten numbers of wrongly set questions not even related to text books.
- Government must arrange to supply text books to students within a month.
- Immediate opening of the separate Directorate of Education for Bodo medium in Assam.According to ABSU leaders if the HSLC examination related demands are not met immediately, ABSU will take stern actions including "Gherao" of the SEBA office in Guwahati.