The Assam government has come up with a new idea to keep girls engaged in education. The state government has decided to give scooty in reward to the first division pass girls students in the 12th board examination. The state government hopes that giving scooty as a reward will encourage students to go to college. Te dangers of public transport are sometimes seen as as a barrier to further education. Assam Education Minister Hemanta Biswa Sharma told Reuters. “This will relieve many girl students from going to their college. ”
According to the minister, free scooty will be given to those students who have secured 60% marks in 12th board examination. Scooty will be given to the girl students by the middle of October. According to Sharma, “We also see it as empowering girls and want to make them independent.
There are different reactions to the Scooty scheme in Assam. Geetashree of Nalbari district is happy with this plan and says that her hour-long bus and auto journey will end. From Scooty, I will complete the journey in 20 minutes.” Nevertheless, poor infrastructure remains a crises for others. Sweety Basak wrote on Twitter, I would request that you give broadband connection tto be technically strong.
According to Child Rights and You (CRY), due to long distance and lack of safe transport, girls miss class and they skip college. According to CRY, his 2019 survey showed that one in three girls leave school at the age of 10, breaking up with school six or eight years before the completion of schooling.
According to non-profit organisation Pratham, out-of-school girls between the ages of 11 and 14 years fell to 5 percent in 2018, up from 10 percent a decade earlier.
Many times sexual harassment cases are also responsible for getting rid of studies, crowded bus tampering, uncomfortable taxi behavior and incidents of rape after dusk, 40 cases of violence against women are registered everyday in Delhi alone. However, after the Nirbhaya incident, laws were tightened to protect girls. In order to alleviate the fear of girls, many state governments are distributing cycles for free and apart from this, many welfare programs are being run for girls. But CRY research shows that many of the prizes do not reach the girls or that such schemes are advertised poorly or are not implemented properly.