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DIMAPUR, JULY 8 (MExN): The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) today said that it has found “innumerable unfair and unbalanced practices prevailing in the schools and the District Education Office.”

A press release from the DNSU President, Moayanger Jamir and General Secretary, Sedelo T Vadeo informed that the union undertook surprise checking in all the government schools under Dimapur District and discovered “astonishing concerns.”

The union informed that many schools are still practicing keeping substitute teachers, “where most schools have very low teachers ‘attendance records and some schools even failed to produce the teachers’ attendance register when inquired upon.” It pointed out that “surprising enough,” some schools have excess teachers appointed “unnecessarily resulting in an imbalanced teacher-student ratio.”

“Some primary and middle schools are not at all students’ or children friendly with the very poor infrastructure of the school which often leads to even floods during the rainy season, lack of needed school equipment, no teaching-learning aids, and a total failure of implementation of schemes and projects for the welfare of the students which are all utterly disappointing, ”the DNSU said.

The DNSU also made mention of the PM-POSHAN (Mid-Day meal scheme) which was enforced to provide better nutritional levels to all the students of government schools, government-aided schools / local body schools in all working days.

However, the union said “it is alerting to learn that the said scheme is not executed according to the requirements of the scheme.” In the meantime, it is reported that the officials / staff from the DEO office deducts the amount from the schools in each quarterly disbursement of the Mid-Day Meal, the union stated, and termed this as “unreasoned, irrational and inappropriate on the part of the concerned office. ”

The educational career of uncountable children and students is at risk of such malpractices, it is a serious alarm that cannot be ignored and left unattended, it added.

Adding to the dismay, the union also allegedly found that dispatching of uniforms for the students in these government schools are yet to be executed for the year 2022 and that the previous years ’uniforms dispatched were all“ poor quality material and the sizes were to fit only babies. ”

Meanwhile, the DNSU expressed disappointment that “the government has failed to sincerely expedite the development process under Dimapur district, and overlooked the issue despite the urgency and availability of funds.” “The more we feel that the concerned department is getting filtered and more responsible over the current years, the more we find that there are still too many issues unattended for the welfare of the students in Dimapur district and it is only getting worse,” the union said.

The union further expressed concern that all these schools need school counselors and special needs educators for their students and the special needs children respectively.

“How long will the students’ community suffer the consequences of the incompetence of the Department of School Education in Dimapur district? Why are the government officials and heads of offices in the concerned department playing safe with their blame games instead of executing their duties and responsibilities towards the schools? ” the union questioned.

The DNSU said that it cannot just turn a blind eye to such appalling matters and distresses faced by the schools across the district. It therefore appealed to the concerned department and the government of the day to “stop being self-centered and act ignorant.”

It urged the concerned authorities to “allow and provide the most deserved requirements to the schools and sincerely work towards uplifting the students and start implementing child-friendly infrastructures and create student-friendly environment in all the government schools in the district.”

The DNSU also reminded the Headmasters / Teacher-in charges of all the schools to maintain proper records of teachers’ attendance and take responsibility accordingly.

Failing to adhere to this appeal of the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union by the concerned schools, the Department of School Education and the Government will not be ignored by the union and we will confront our appeal until it is met, the DNSU said.

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