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Rengma students demand for government college in Tseminyu

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By EMN Updated: Aug 26, 2020 1:35 am
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Dimapur, Aug. 25 (EMN): Rengma Students’ Union (RSU) has renewed its demand to set up a government college in Tseminyu sub-division under Kohima district.

RSU has reiterated its demand as it had not received any positive response from the government despite submitting an official memorandum to the then Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on December 17, 2015.

“Several efforts have been made in the past in this regard by the then Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya and the state government. However, due to weak political will of the time, the demand for the same still remains to be fulfilled,” a RSU statement claimed.

RSU stated that there are currently two higher secondary schools under Tseminyu sub-division with hundreds of HSSLC students clearing the board examinations every year. It lamented that with no government college in Tseminyu area, many students were compelled to forfeit their studies after 10+2 as they cannot afford degree courses outside the region.

RSU also claimed that it had submitted a memorandum to the Nagaland governor on December 17, 2015, during its 38th general conference held at Sendenyu village with a request to set up a government college in Tseminyu.

It went on to state that following an official communiqué from the governor’s secretariat to the state chief minister dated February 1, 2016, the commissioner and secretary of Higher and Technical Education was directed to examine the matter for necessary action on February 10, 2016.
Besides, the then governor also wrote to the parliamentary secretary of Higher and Technical Education to take up the matter for setting up of a government college during the academic session 2016-17 on priority, the union stated.

The union also stated that a reminder was submitted again on June 7, 2016, accompanied with an inspection report to the director of Higher and Technical Education with a clear recommendation for setting up a college at Tseminyu. The union also stated that the state government had, on January 26, 2017, announced its efforts to establish a college at Tseminyu under PPP basis.

The union said that a government college at Tseminyu was yet to approved even after a lapse of nearly five years.

RSU has, however, expressed optimism at the outcome of its recent meeting with the minister for Higher and Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, on August 24. The union expressed confidence that its long-felt desire for a government college at Tseminyu would be fulfilled from the next academic session 2021.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 26, 2020 1:35:59 am