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ESSU’s demand for completion of school buildings at Aghunato resolved

By EMN Updated: Aug 21, 2020 11:49 pm

Dimapur, Aug. 21 (EMN): The Eastern Sumi Students’ Union (ESSU) and the State Mission Authority (SMA), Samagra Shiksha Nagaland, held a joint meeting on August 19 at Shevishe village and resolved the ultimatum served by ESSU to the director of Samagra Shiksha, Nagaland with regard to the incomplete school buildings under Sub-Divisional Educational Office (SDEO), Aghunato.

The meeting was held after visiting all the affected schools of government middle schools at Shevishe, Ngozubo, Kelto and Viyilho and had a threadbare discussion on the reasons for the delay in construction for nearly a decade, informed an update from ESSU on Friday.

The SMA, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland, was represented by a team of six members headed by its joint mission director.

As demanded by ESSU and considering the viability of completing the school projects, the members resolved to complete GMS Kelto by the month of September while GMS Viyilho by November this year and GMS Ngzobumi and Shevishe, in January 2021, it stated.

The reason for longer duration to complete the GMS Ngzobumi and Shevishe is due to the change in the location of building construction at Shevishe and to start new construction for GMS Ngozubo, it informed.

The construction of the school buildings will be monitored by the SMC members and ESSU officials and update the progress to the SMA, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland on a regular basis.

With regard to the demand of ESSU for penalising the offenders with exemplary punishment as per the provisions of the law, the SMA assured the union that action would be taken as per the law without any bias and favour, it stated.

While expressing gratitude to the SMA, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland for its sincerity shown in meeting the demands of the ESSU, it said the union honoured the agreements arrived at and expressed hope that whatever has been resolved would be accomplished.

ESSU stated that it has raised many other issues in the meeting as per the information gathered from the RTI.

The union also expressed shock to see the variation on the report and the work done for GMS Hoshepu A school building. ‘The foundation for school building has not even started whereas the paper shows completion of the school building construction and funds released,’ it stated.

The ESSU demanded the GMS Hoshepu A school building construction also be completed in line with the other incomplete school buildings. The union further said that it shall not waiver from its demand but continue to unflinchingly work till the demands are fulfilled.

By EMN Updated: Aug 21, 2020 11:49:03 pm