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Nagaland: Phek Town Youth Society closes GHSS Phek indefinitely

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Aug 04, 2022 8:44 pm
GHSS gate on Thursday.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Aug. 4 (EMN):
The Phek Town Youth Society (PTYS) on Thursday closed Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Phek indefinitely following the state government’s failure to fulfill its demand to fill the vacant posts in the school.

An update from the PTYS President, Neizote Venuh, stated that during a short gathering, many public leaders expressed their solidarity and grievances over the ‘insincere attitude’ of the government towards the school.

It alleged that 16 teaching staff had transferred, retired or died, and the government had failed to send relievers. It added that the post for Geography was not extended and the Botany teacher was absent from duty for many years. Another two teachers were going to be transferred out, totalling up to 20 teachers, it added.

‘The vacancies persisted for long and (PTYS) had faith in the government to send the relievers but (govt.) had terribly failed. It is very difficult to comprehend how the students appear their exams without the teachers’, it stated.

While expressing gratitude to the parents, public and well wishers who participated in the rally, PTYS stated that the protest would go on and intensify further; and therefore requested every section of society to extend cooperation even in the days to come.

Principal took charge on Thursday, says Principal Director

 Meanwhile, Principal Director of School Education, Thavaseelan K on Thursday told Eastern Mirror that the principal of the school had taken charge today(Aug. 4).

He informed that the principal was the drawing and disbursing officer (DDO) at the Directorate and an audit was going on till July 31. “So his presence was necessary here (Directorate),” he said.

 ‘He has since been relieved and has already taken charge’, he added.

Further, he informed that the total enrollment of the school for 2022 from class 7 to 12 is 585 while there were 31 teachers at present with 23 post graduate teachers (PGTs) and eight graduate teachers (GTS).

There are two PGTs for Geography; two for Political Science, two for Education; one each for Economics and Hindi; four for English; two for Chemistry; one each for Physics, Botany, Zoology; two each for Maths and Computer Science; three GTs for Social Science; one GT each for English, Maths, Hindi and two GTs for Science.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Aug 04, 2022 8:44:56 pm