The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) officials who met with Nagaland’s Principal Director, School Education, Kohima, Shanavas C, IAS, Tuesday placed two charter of representation. Shanavas C assured steps towards the matter will be taken by the concerned departments at the earliest.
A press communique in this regard was issued signed by Kegwayhun Tep, President and Siipuni NG Philo, General Secretary on the negative impacts of lockdown in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic and how it has caused untold hardships to the entire populace. It observed that the future of students in the state and the society cannot be compromised despite the raging pandemic. It pointed out that all possible efforts are taken by all the stakeholders in a bid to salvage the grim situation. The two charter of representation submitted by NSF placed are:
1. It has come to the knowledge of the federation that most of the teachers employed by the state government has been neglecting their duties even while online classes have been on in full swing. Such dereliction of duties reflects badly upon the noble profession. It is therefore appealed to the state government to strictly implement ‘No work, No pay’ policy.
2. It is also appealed to the state government to issue an official order with regard to fee waiver by all the schools in the state. This should be issued in line with the successive court orders.
NSF further appealed to all the educated youths in Nagaland, particularly in rural villages to play proactive role in imparting education to the student’s community affected by the shutdown of educational institutions. It also appealed economically sound parents to pay off school fees due of their children on time in order to help “continue cycle of teaching-learning process would remain unaffected,” it said.
NSF also expressed appreciation to Catholic community and all other educational institutions of Nagaland for waving off fees for previous academic year.