ANCSU candlelight vigil in Kohima
Jotsoma, March 5 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) held a ‘candlelight vigil on issues and matters confronting the student community’ at Kohima Science College Jotsoma on Thursday.
The president of ANCSU, Vimeyiekho Vitso, shared that the land area for Kohima Science College was originally 180 acres. But a survey in 2018 found it reduced to 118 acres of land, out of which 47 acres were marked as ‘others’, he added.
“By ‘others’, what does the district administration mean?” he asked, adding that time has come for the government to solve the land encroachment issue.
According to him, the state government should ‘no longer test the patience of the students’. He reminded that the union had served a 30-day ultimatum to the state government on February 21.
He added that the candlelight vigil was being organised in all the colleges simultaneously to highlight and enlighten the students about issues concerning their community.
“We have been fighting for our rights and will continue to fight for the issues and rights of the students,” said the president.
Vitso said that students who are not entitled to scholarships should not apply for the same as it is meant for students whose parents’ annual income does not reach a certain ceiling.
He also went on to state that the union is demanding the government to expedite the recruitment of 110 posts of lecturers through NPSC without any delay in order to meet the shortage of faculty in colleges.
The president also reiterated the demand of ANCSU with regard to setting up of an ‘Academic Council’ for framing the syllabus of colleges.