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College students sets deadline for government

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Oct 6: The Kiang Nongbah Government College Students’ Union (KNGCSU), Jowai has demanded that the State government immediately create permanent posts of Assistant Lecturer at the college. The Union also set a one-month deadline for the government to meet its demand, failing which it threatened to start agitation programmes.

A delegation of the KNGCSU on Friday met and submitted a memorandum to School Education and Literacy Minister Deborah C Marak on the issue. “At present the government has appointed Assistant Lecturers in different departments on contractual basis for 59 days with an option for extension. And this has made some Lecturers to resign once they get permanent posts in other colleges, creating problems for the students, especially when exams are approaching,” KNGCSU president Pyniar Dkhar told reporters here on Friday.

He informed the media that though four lecturers have resigned from the college since July this year, only one post was refilled and that too after two months.

When asked about the meeting with the Minister, Dkhar said Marak had assured them that the State government will take the issue seriously.

“If the government does not fulfill our demand by appointing permanent lecturers at the college through the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) within one month, we will be forced to stage agitation programmes for the welfare of the students till necessary action is done,” Dkhar threatened.

He alleged till date the government is also yet to appointment full-fledged Principal, Vice Principal and different non-teaching staff at the college.

The Union has also demanded that the government appoint three Assistant Lecturers for each department in the Science stream, which includes Physic, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

Further in the Arts section, the KNGCSU demanded the appointment of five Assistant Lecturers in English department, five in Khasi, three in Political Science, three in Economics, three in Education, three in History and three in Philosophy.

“There is presently a shortage of Lecturers at the college that has posed a huge problem for the students,” he said.

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