ANCSU wants exam centres in all districts
Dimapur, May 21 (EMN): Citing the All India Council of Technical Education notification to conduct exams, the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has appealed to the state’s Directorate of Technical Education to open exam centres in all the districts of Nagaland where examinations for Nagaland State Entrance, Joint Entrance and North East Council can be conducted.
In a letter addressed to Directorate of Technical Education, the union stated that aspiring candidates should be given the preference to choose their exam centres as per their place of residence.
“Such exams centres should be identified at the earliest and necessary preparations relating to exam and to fight the threat of Covid-19 should be kept ready,” it stated.
Further, the union appealed for the release of technical scholarship to the beneficiaries without any delay ‘as the amount has been already sanctioned and released’.
In a separate statement, ANCSU informed that its representatives had met with officials from Higher Education on May 19.
According to the union, it had urged the state government departments such as Planning, Finance, to expedite the file process of issuing drawal authority for the Post Matric Scholarship for 2019-2020.
It also requested the department to impress upon Nagaland University to issue notification/guidelines relating to exam and academic calendar at the earliest.
Further, the union appealed to the department to explore possibilities of waiving fees for economically weak students.
It also appealed to the “affluent parents/guardians” to extend financial help to the colleges/institutes, while stating both teaching and non-teaching staff should not be deprived of their salaries and welfare.
Concerning admission of students to 1st semester, ANCSU appealed to the department to issue common directives to all colleges for maximum intake of students as the ongoing situation may discourage students from opting to study outside the state.
On the issue of some students being reportedly asked to vacate hostels during the lockdown, the union appealed to the department to take stern action against such hostels.
According to the union, the department assured that the hostel permits would be cancelled, and necessary action taken.
The union also expressed concern over the requisition of colleges and hostels as quarantine centres.