Release books, uniforms before academic session — NSF
Dimapur, Jan. 25 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has cautioned the School Education department against dawdling in releasing materials for school students primarily textbooks and uniforms. The organisation issued a copy of a representation on Thu. addressed to the minister for School Education. The NSF has made clear that the school materials must be released before the academic session starts.
‘This matter is in regard to issue of free textbooks and school uniforms and where the Naga Students Federation with its federating units undertook several rounds of physical verification to various government schools in the year 2017 and in the course of the verification it was evident that, in the past few years there has been serious delay in distribution of texts books and school uniforms,’ the representation stated.
‘There have also been several cases where schools had faced problems due to shortage of supply of study materials to the students.’
The students have insisted on ‘necessary arrangements’ to distribute study materials and ‘readymade school uniforms or uniform materials with stitching cost so that the students would be able to avail the facilities on time before the start of their academic sessions.’
“Failure on the part of the department to address to these matters on time, the Federation will be compel to resort to its own course of action as deem fit,” the representation added.