ENCSU tells govt. to answer straight, not blame centre
Dimapur, Nov. 7 (EMN): The Eastern Nagaland Colleges Students’ Union has lashed out at the education authorities of Nagaland for beating around the bush for failing to release academic scholarships to students.
The ENCSU issued a press release on Tuesday wondering whether the department was ready to clarify what was stated to be ‘five-points’ set by the union.
The ENCSU expressed ‘shock’ at the clarification from the Higher Education department to the demands of the group.
“The ministry has nothing to do with delaying in disbursement of scholarship since the ministry had already asked/seek the department to produce Utilization Certificate on 4th July, 2017 which the department had failed to comply and now rather choose to shift the blame on the Central ministry,” the press release stated in disgust.
The scholarship scheme is not meant for the elite, the union reminded. It is a grant-in-aid to the students from the central government, the group said. It appended a caution to its statement: the department of Higher Education and the government should refrain from ‘manipulating’ the scheme ‘every year.’
The ENCSU wondered if the department “can really clarify” as stated in the “five-points”: the ENCSU ‘can now conclude that the department is bold enough to come up with a very pathetic clarification.’
Therefore, the statement read, the union challenges the department to clarify the five-point demand as was placed by the union in the print media ‘so that the Nagas can judge who is in the right track.’ The union expects that the department to be truthful because all the officers of the Higher Education are from Christian background,’ the organization stated.
The union has urged the people, especially the college students, not to be ‘mislead by the half cooked clarifications’ from the department. The ENCSU has demanded that the department ‘come out with evidence and facts and figures in black and white.’