Kohima, September 25 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has drawn the attention of the Minister of School Education, Nagaland, regarding delay in distribution of free textbooks and school uniforms.
A press release from NSF president, Kesosul Christopher Ltu and general secretary, Imtiyapang Imsong highlighted that NSF with all its federating units undertook several rounds of physical verification in various government schools. “And it is our utter dismay to discover that in the past few years and for the current academic session there has been serious delay in distribution of texts books. We also identified that several schools had faced problems due to shortage of supply of study materials to the students too,” the release stated. “In addition to this, in almost all the schools, the uniforms were distributed in the middle of the academic session. On verification, the students were not distributed with proper readymade uniforms but just cloth materials,” NSF added.
Therefore, the Federation impressed upon the authority to make necessary arrangements on distribution of study materials and readymade school uniforms or uniform materials with stitching cost so that the students will be able to avail the facilities on time before the start of their academic sessions.
NSF also urged the department to take cognizance of the above mentioned issues and initiate proper measures in the larger interest of the students’ community. “However, failure on the part of the department to redress this matter would only compel the Federation to resort to its own course of action,” it warned.