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PCP wants primary education in mother tongues

MOLLY BARUA, Bandarban: Pahari Chhatra Parishod (PCP), a student wing organization of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) has called on the government to start primary-level education in their mother languages on the Education Day.

They also urged the government to ensure five percent quota system for the indigenous students in higher educational institutions across the country.

To mark the day the organization formed protest rally and student gathering at district press club area on Thursday morning.

The speakers said as per the peace accord, it was mandatory that the government should ensure at least primary-level education for indigenous children in their mother tongues.

They also said if indigenous children learn their own cultural tradition through their mother tongues, schooling could have become more enjoyable. They might come to schools regularly.

Presided over by Wiya Mong Marma, president of PCP Bandarban college unit, the programme were attended by Bachhu Chakma, president of PCP central unit, U Ba Ching Marma, president of PCP Bandarban unit, among others. (chtj-desk/report-Bandar).