NGHSSEA on the ongoing agitation by teachers
KOHIMA, MAY 24 : The Nagaland Government Higher Secondary School Employees’ Association (NGHSSEA) has today stated that strikes and agitations are counter-productive in educational system as it is the students who are the ultimate sufferers.
A press release issued by NGHSSEA president Kelhikha Kenye and general secretary Chungngam Konyak conveyed appreciation to those who conducted the classes in government higher secondary schools smoothly when some of the teachers have not reported for duty in view of the agitation called by “some associations in the department”.
The NGHSSEA appreciated the Physical Education Teachers’ Association, Hindi Teachers’ Association, Language Teachers’ Association, Primary Graduate Teachers’ Association, and primary and graduate teachers for not participating in the agitation, thereby displaying the “true heart and dedication of a teacher”.
Stating that students become the ultimate victims when teachers fail to do the assigned job, it reminded that the academic session is presently going through a crucial time where internal exams are in progress for the lower classes in many schools.
“The recent HSLC and HSSLC results declared by the NBSE is a clear indication for the government teachers to rededicate ourselves to the teaching assignment,” the NGHSSEA release stated and further appealed to all the principals, vice principals and teachers to continue to cover the classes for all the sections so that students will not be deprived.
ANSTA, NSSFOF to continue mass casual leave
On invitation by Chief Secretary Nagaland, the officials of ANSTA & NSSFOF and Core Committee held a meeting with him along with Commissioner Secretary and officers of the Department School Education today at the Chamber of Chief Secretary. However, the meeting failed to come to a logical end.
As a result, the ongoing 3 days mass casual leave of Secondary, Elementary and Primary Teachers from May 24- 26h will continue till further information. Informing this in a press release, NSSF secretary Kevitsianuo Luho, Core Committee convenor Visasielie Suhu and ANSTA general secretary Visato Koso reminded all the concerned members of ANSTA & NSSFOF to observe it properly till common cause is accomplished.
In a separate release, the central body of ANSTA/NSSFOF also reminded all its concerned members throughout the state to strictly adhere to the proposed 3 days Mass Casual Leave with effect till May 26 as the first phase agitation against the State government’s failure to fulfill its demands. The members have been directed to comply with the reminder strictly.