Teachers and students condemn education minister


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 14, 2018: Teachers and students of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School today stage a sit-in at the school campus at Canchipur in Imphal condemning the silence of the education minister over beating of two lady teachers by a student.

The student Md Sajad Alam of Galaxy Institute of Sciences, Lilong assaulted the teachers for he was caught using unfair means during the Class XII Chemistry exam on February 19.

The two teachers are Laimayum Thoibi Devi, 42, and Nongmeikapam Bijyarani Devi, 45.

Such incident has never been occurred in the past, said RK Opendro Singh, a teacher of Standard Robarth school. What is upsetting is the silence of the education minister so far when the incident has been condemned by teachers’ originations, student bodies and other organization. Teachers cannot be distinguished as private or government teachers. The private schools are far promising than the government schools, he added.

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It’s true that the student is a Muslim and the teachers are Meiteis. Taking the incident into communalization on social media is very wrong and unfortunate, said Opendra. There have been wrong allegations to the teachers. If there were anything unpleasant from the teachers the student could have complained to the exam council. Beating teacher is a crime. The school of this undisciplined student need to focus on imparting discipline to their students, he added.

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The examination committee of the Council of Higher Secondary School Education Manipur submitted a formal letter on March 8 to Imphal West district police to deal with the case and arrive at a befitting punishment.

The student is told to be juvenile. As many juveniles are involved in crimes the juvenile age need to be amended, said Opendra.

Dorjit, a student of Standard Robarth school, we condemn the incident and also our education minister for not uttering a single word against the student’s act.

Headmaster of Standard Robarth school, Irom Rajen said the two women invigilators were in room number 29 of the school. At around 10.30 am, after the commencement of the exam, the student pulled one of the invigilators’ hair and thrashed her as she tried to stop him from cheating during the exam. The said student also thrashed the other invigilator who rushed to rescue of the first invigilator.

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Both the invigilators were injured on the head and rushed to Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.
The council was informed about the incident and officials from the Council came and the student was expelled.


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