Students agitate over unusable toilet facility

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IMPHAL, September 2: Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School principal K Sumati Devi today alerted the local police station alleging school students trying to attack her inside the school premise.

Complaining that the government has failed to keep its promise to renovate the toilet facility in the school, students today tore down the lavatory structure.

The thatch wall dividing the boys’ and girls’ toilets was tore down by the students lamenting at the same time that the toilet facility was not even usable.

The students union of the school had submitted a memorandum to the concerned authorities demanding filling up of the 17 teachers’ vacant posts and mending of the toilet facilities.

On August 6, the State Education minister Moirangthem Okendro had assured to the students’ union in his own office chamber that he will fulfil their demands to fill up the vacant post and renovate the deplorable condition of the lavatory structure, sad games and sports secretary of the school Thoithoiba Nongthombam.

Perturbed by the minister’s failure to turn into action his assurances, the students today resolved to tore down the structure.

During the process, the school principal tried to stop the students from damaging the structure, however, the angry students failed to listen to her.

The principal on her part called the police on her mobile phone and complained that students were trying to attack her.

Soon a police picket from the nearby areas rushed into the school and controlled the situation.

However, the already angered students became more agitated charging the principal of unethically blaming them and decided to boycott all classes until the lavatory structures are properly renovated

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