NEP will become major issue in Manipur: DESAM

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Imphal: National Education Policy (NEP), 2020 implementation in Manipur will become a major issue for the students if the government fails to appoint regular principal and teaching staff where their respective post have been lying vacant since years, says secretary general, Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), M. Somorjit Luwang.

Somorjit told reporters, here, that with the lack of regular principal in 24 government colleges and six government aided colleges, the institutions in the state have started losing quality education.

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In these colleges the post of regular principal and teaching staff are lying vacant and the vacant posts of principal have been serving by incharge-principals for years, he said.

DESAM demands rationalisation of teachers and staffs on the basis of their concerned subjects. Lack of infrastructures in such colleges is giving a huge impact to the students, he added.

DESAM has been demanding the same and have been pressing the state government and concerned department to fill the vacant post with qualified teachers. The state government has been failing to fulfil the demands even as the government had assured to fulfil the demand, Somorjit said.

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He said the state government has not been initiating any procedure for this till date.

The students’ body also demanded to conduct the recruitment of staff for those selected college at one time.

He said under NEP, 2020 the 4-year undergraduate course will be commenced from the coming academic session. If regular principals and staff are not appointed in time, implementation of the policy will become a major issue in education sector, the student leader said.

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