Distribute text books within 3 weeks: NSF
Kohima, February 4
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Naga Students Federation (NSF) has lambasted the School Education department for not distributing textbooks to the students of government schools even as classes have already started for the new academic session.
NSF assistant general secretary Christopher Ltu and education secretary Bangdi Chawang, in a press release today, expressed fear that the delay in distribution of study materials to the students will hamper the normal functioning of their classes.The School Education department,it learnt received only a meager amount from the Finance department out of the total funds allocated for textbooks.The NSF opined that government schools are faring very poorly, and what is required is extra attention to the department to ensure its dedication. It impressed upon the government and the School Education department to distribute the necessary study materials to the school children within three weeks time under any circumstances.
They suggested that the government even divert funds from other projects and schemes and release the pending allocated funds in order to meet the requirements of the students or else they will be held responsible for ruining the career of thousands of students .
In regard to the notification of School Education department to NBSE not to accept enrollment from 129 recently upgraded schools, the NSF said it met the officials concerned from School Education department, NBSE and RMSA to highlight the plight of the students of those effected schools and also to raise objection to the decision.
Maintaining that the State Level Education Committee (SLEC) held a meeting on January 21 to deliberate on the notification of the School Education department, the Federation asked the department concerned to publicly notify the decision taken during the SLEC meeting in order to clarify the doubts and worries of the general public, particularly the students and establishments of those effected schools.
Further, the Federation extended its best wishes to all the students appearing for their HSLC, HSSLC and university examinations in all the Naga inhabited areas.