IMPHAL, February 26: Urging for a special examination for those students unable to get their admit cards for the upcoming matriculation and secondary school examination conducted by the CBSE, UCM president Y Naba said the students are victims of circumstances and deserved to get a chance to appear in their exams.
Speaking at a press meet today at the United Committee, Manipur office in Lamphel, he said it was unfortunate that more than 2000 students from the State haven`™t received their admit cards. He further stated that it was regrettable that some students got injured during a rally in police action.
The students have become victims of circumstances and for this reason, the State government and concerned ministers are to be blamed, Y Naba said, adding that it was their duty to check and verify the unrecognised institutions and to take action accordingly.
He said if the students are not given a special chance then they might take wrong paths, adding the government will be solely responsible if that happens. The UCM president urged the State government for an alternative arrangement in the way of conducting special examination for those students in an adverse situation. The president further pointed out that the maximum of Government school teachers are not sincere in discharging their duty. He said that they failed to inculcate innovative ideas to the students and they seem to pass their time waiting for their pay day.
He also said that the children of Government school teachers are admitted at private schools or are sent outside the State to receive their education. He said it is the duty of the State government and the Education minister to look into the matter by regarding it as their responsibility to bring out a positive result in favour of the younger generation.
The press meet was also attended by the executive members of the United Committee Manipur.
Meanwhile, the Joint Students`™ Committee for Justices held a rally today which began at the western side of THAU ground and marched towards the Manipur Legislative Assembly around 12 noon which was blocked by State police personnel which included lady police personnel.
Students from the Akash Institute of Science and Arts, Kwakeithel; Akash Higher Secondary School, Changangei; Ram Krishna Higher Secondary, Ghari Makha Leikai; and CIS of Keishamthong Hodam Leirak took out the rally, assisted by their parents.
The students and their parents confronted the police personal for an hour but the police personnel started lathi- charging the students soon afterwards. Additional SP (Ops) Bikramjit arrived to control the situation and soon afterwards the DIG (Range I), IK Muivah also rushed to the spot and spoke with the students, assuring them to arrange a meeting with the State Education minister after the ongoing Assembly session.
Later, DIG IK Muivah permitted four school representatives to meet the ministers for placing their demands.
However, the remaining students continued to block the western side of the road and didn`™t move until the representatives came back with a positive outcome. A student who took part in the rally told the media that if students were not allowed to appear in the exam they would boycott the examinations.