The state government of Assam is to launch a special education scheme meant for student who perform brilliant and have been meritorious throughout their academics but belong to poor financial background, as announced by the Minister of the state, Tarun Gogoi.
The underprivileged students who managed to achieve outstanding performance with high marks in the high school leaving certificate, high madrassa or higher secondary examinations, results of which were made public on 29 May 2014, are to be benefitted from the scheme and scholarships, which is yet to be introduced by state government.
The scheme is likely to have an extended scholarship on offer, meant to be awarded to poor and worthy students with an aim to encourage them to pursue higher education further and to make access to higher and quality education easier for the aspiring students from weaker sections of the society, told Gogoi in the statement.
The scheme is focusing on bridging the gap between well-off and under-privilege students so that the students of both backgrounds could become assets to the nation.
The move will also inspire the next batch of students of the state for pursuing higher education and chasing their dreams, while the poor students who receive the scholarships will send this message to all that where there is a will, there is a way, CM added.