SHILLONG: The Hynñiewtrep Integrated Territory Organization (HITO) Jaintia hills district has expressed concern over the current condition of Kiang Nangbah Government College, which is also the oldest learning institution in Jaintia hills.
The organization has also questioned the local representatives from the region as this issue has always been taken up by them during election season but nothing has been done to rectify the issues pertaining to the college.
"When we look at the problems encountered by the students who are seeking admission at the college, each year the number increases and it is getting difficult to get admission because many students coming from underprivileged families also seek admission at the college," Lawyerson War, president of HITO Jaintia hills, said here on Tuesday.
He said that every year the students' union had taken up this issue time and again with higher authorities seeking intervention to ensure admission was available for the students. "This is an old pending issue and our MLAs from Jaintia hills have not taken up this matter seriously despite countless appeals from the students for the past many years," he said.
"The government does not respect the importance of the college to the student community in the region and to the college itself which is named after our freedom fighter Kiang Nongbah," he said.
The organization has urged all the MLAs from Jaintia hills to take up this issue with the government and not to bring it up only during election campaigns.