No classrooms, students being denied admissions, says KU Aboi
Mon, February 17 (MExN): The Konyak Union, Aboi Branch, on Monday stated that students in Aboi subdivision are being denied admissions in government schools due to lack of basic infrastructure like classrooms.
In a press release, the organization said that the lone Government Higher Secondary School in Aboi is functioning in a building that was built in 1975. Classes 11 and 12 are run in a “bifurcated building" which comes under “severe criticism due to its shoddiness,” it added.
Earlier in 2019, the Aboi Area Students’ Union undertook the responsibility of building an additional classroom for Class 11, the release stated.
Besides the GHSS, it said that Aboi town has three government primary schools and one government middle school, which are functioning with temporary classrooms in order to accommodate students for the current year. It also said that since 2018, one of the primary schools (GPS-D) has built three additional classrooms to accommodate new students.
There has been increase in enrolment every year, it said, adding that the process of getting admissions is an “unpleasant one” especially for students from villages who are seeking quality education in government schools and are being denied.
Questioning the lack of adequate infrastructure in the schools, it appealed the education Minister and the Department of School Education to take the matter up and send investigative officers to verify the ground realities.
“We expect that 2021 admission days would be peaceful and accommodative of all the students of Aboi town,” the release stated.
Meanwhile, the organisation also expressed concern on the agitation carried out by students of Wangkhao Government College in the district headquarter of Mon.