KSC: ANCSU asks govt. to black-white all grey areas
Dimapur, Jan. 21 (EMN): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has appealed to the Nagaland government to “come out clear in black and white of the reports” in regard to the Kohima Science College land encroachment issue.
The union issued a press release to the media on Monday stating the appeal for said issue, besides matters concerning the academic scholarships for students in Nagaland.
‘The ANCSU strongly appeal to the state government to come out clear in black and white of the reports in regard to the Kohima Science College land encroachment issue, status report of cases regarding land encroachment of government colleges/institutions in all districts and report on setting up of common scholarship cell,’ the press release read.
The union reminded the government that the timeframe sought by the government to address the aforementioned issues had expired ‘months ago.’
Therefore, the press release stated, the union “may be compelled to confront” the government “if the government fails to pay serious ears to the hue and cry of the students’ community.”
On the issue of scholarship, the ANCSU stated to have ‘written several appeals and memorandums’ to the state’s government besides writing to the president of India and the ministry in concern. The union expressed appreciation to the government, particularly the minister of Higher & Technical Education Temjen Imna Along “for acquiring” the second and final instalment for post-matric Scholarship 2017-2018 “after much delay by the central ministry.”
The ANCSU has appealed to the public “not to speculate and circulate unauthenticated allegations on scholarship as it may invite apprehensions from the central ministry that can even result in sabotaging the funding of post-matric scholarship.”
That said, the organisation added that it will ‘not accept anything less or more’ on the memorandum that was stated to have been submitted to the chief minster on Aug. 10 for ‘a separate cell for implementing all kinds of scholarships, settlement of land encroachment issues in all districts and total eviction of illegal encroachers and infrastructures.’