Government asked to address faculty shortage at Wangkhao College
I’ll see to it that justice is done, says Rio
Kohima, Feb. 15 (EMN): Opposition legislator YM Yollow Konyak expressed serious concern over the shortage of teachers at Wangkhao Government College in Mon town, due to which students have been protesting against inadequate faculty for the past few days.
He raised this issue in cut motion for Budget 2020-21 during the fifth session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Saturday.
Konyak said there were only 17 teachers at the only college in Mon district with over 2.5 lakh population and around 500 students enrolled.
He accused the government of adopting a lackadaisical attitude towards the institution, despite many memoranda and representations to the authorities.
With university examinations rounding up in few months’ time, he asked the government to do something for the welfare of the students.
Konyak also said that despite several appointments made by the PDA government, the 31 posts of lecturers have been left unattended.
He stated that students were being deprived of their rights and suggested the government to start ‘rationing manpower available in Kohima, Dimapur or other places’.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio asserted that the grievance was genuine and informed that he has discussed the issue with the department.
He said that the department would sort out the same in two weeks’ time and added, “I’ll see to it that justice is done to Wangkhao College.”