IMPHAL, Aug 6: The Naga students’ Union Chandel has expressed their concerned over the failure of state government to include additional English in the language II subject in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for candidates belonging to Anal, Amring, Lamkang, Monsang, Moyon, Chothe and Tarao whose languages are still not under the MIL.
A release of the union, while appreciating the initiative taken up by the state government for Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), under the Board of Secondary Education Manipur, has questioned the same as to why Additional English is not included in the Language II subject.
It has further mentioned that, the state government must first keep in mind that optional subjects recognized under MIL are Manipuri, Mizo, Kuki-Thadou, Tangkhul, Mao, Rongmei, Vaipgei etc and the majority inhabitants of Chandel are mainly Anal, Maring, Lamkang, Monsang, Moyon, Chothe and Tarao whose language are not under MIL.
It has also mentioned that, the union sees this as an act of discrimination by the state government towards the minority tribes and hence urged the state government to include Additional English in the language II subject at the earliest.
At the same time the union has further drawn the attention of the concerned authority about the TET examination centre to be held only in Imphal, and in this regard the union has appealed the state government to set up examination centre in every district the release added.
The release further mentioned that in case the state government failed to fulfill the demands and the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination is conducted as scheduled, the union will not remain as silent spectator.
Further more, the union is deeply shock to learn that selection of beneficiaries for DIC is not done till date and newly appointed general manager S Thoiba has failed to attend the DIC office at Chandel and has added that such actions will not be lightly taken, the release added.