Students’ union serves ultimatum, threatens stir

Our correspondent
Itanagar, May 8: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has served a 20-day ultimatum to Education Minister Honchun Ngandam to redress their grievances. The students’ body that submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday alleged of the ‘step motherly’ attitude from the authority concerned in fulfilling the grievances of the Nyishi community.
While appreciating the minister’s personal initiative to hold a joint meeting with education secretary, director of secondary education and other officers under his chairmanship on October 2 last year, the meeting resolved to seek immediate solution of the problems.
In addition, the meeting had also resolved to create new posts of principal, vice principal, headmaster PGTs and TGTs against the upgraded higher secondary and secondary schools since 2008-09.
The other demands of the union include adequate fund for school infrastructure development, early release of textbooks and establishment of an agri-horti college in Nyishi inhabitant area.
Stating that the promises have not been met yet, ANSU, led by its president Toko Takam and general secretary Tukbom Ligu, threatened to declare a democratic protest against the department concerned once the deadline expires.