DESAM locks Directorate of U&HE

DESAM locks Directorate of U&HE

TMB Report

Imphal: As the State Government has failed to fulfil the long standing demands made by the Democratic Students’ Alliances of Manipur (DESAM), hundreds of volunteers of the students organisation led by its President L. Lamyanba Meitei stormed Directorate of University & Higher Education, Nityaipat Chuthek  and locked the office on Thursday.

The volunteers shouted various slogans demanding rationalization of teachers, appointment of regular principals, filling up vacant posts of librarians for quality education, etc and displayed placards relating to the slogans.

A police team led by Additional SP, OC tried to disperse the agitating students but the frustrated student leaders and volunteers refused to leave the office. Then the students requested all the staff of the office to go out and then locked all the rooms of the office and main gate of the Directorate Education (U). However, the police team managed to break into the office by dismantling the locks and keys.

Speaking to media persons on the side-lines of the protest, DESAM President L. Lamyanba Meitei said that the student body has already met the Chief Minister N Biren, concerned Minister, Commissioner and Director in the past but they did not pay heed to the demands of DESAM.

He said that under National Education Policy (NEP), establishment of a four years Under-Graduate course is in process in every college of the State from this year and Integrated Teachers Education Programme (ITEP) will be introduced from next year.

The student leader asked why the authorities concerned could not appoint regular principals for the 24 government colleges and another six aided colleges.

He further said that the State government failed to appoint regular principals of government colleges for the last 25 years. As such, it is really astonishing that the government could not appoint regular principals despite its promise to bring quality education in the State.

Lamyanba claimed that 440 posts of Assistant Professors and librarians of 20 colleges as well as a number of one thousand non-teaching staff are yet to be appointed. He urged the government to fill up all the vacant posts of teachers, non-teaching staff and librarians at the earliest in order to bring a change in the education system of the State.

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