ANCSU representative, students of Kohima Science College holding a banner which read This is our last appeal to the State Government to settle the Kohima Science College Autonomous land issue. (Photo Courtesy: ANCSU)
DIMAPUR, MARCH 23 (MExN): The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) underwent its third phase education tour and visited Peren Government College (PGC); Mount Tiyi College, Wokha (MTC); Bailey Baptist College (BBC), Wokha; and Kohima Science College (KSC), Jotsoma and interacted with the students on numerous issues confronting them.
According to a press release issued by ANCSU general secretary Vimeyiekho Vitso and education secretary Krüto Tetse-O, the union interacted with the students of PGC on March 14 wherein they were apprised on the issue of the new college campus construction, which is yet to see completion after nearly a decade.
Observing that the construction had been left unattended for years even though work has resumed of late, the union appealed the Minister of Higher & Technical Education to make the new campus functional at the earliest time possible.
The union also visited the BBC, Wokha which is under the church council and held rounds of talks with the students, faculty and the administrators. While appreciating the service given towards the students’ community by the church, the students’ body urged the college to prep up with all the required facilities and undergo NAAC assessment, which has become mandatory for all colleges.
On March 22, the union visited KSC, Jotsoma where the students highlighted the issue of land encroachment. On this, the union questioned the sincerity of the Nagaland Government and said this would be the last appeal from the students to settle the land issue dogging the college.
It lamented that even though the college has taken all pains to be assessed by NAAC multiple times, was awarded an ‘A’ rating and conferred Autonomous status, the state government has failed to understand the importance of ensuring a safe campus to the students.
Giving an assessment of the tour of the different colleges in Nagaland, the union observed that every college is faced with shortage of lecturers and has appealed the state government to implement the rationalization report in spirit immediately by way of sending the sanctioned post to NPSC for recruitment.