MTLT laments ongoing tussle between SSA teachers and DoSE

MTLT laments ongoing tussle between SSA teachers and DoSE
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Dimapur, June 2: The Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) has expressed concerns over the ongoing stalemate between the Nagaland SSA Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) and the Department of School Education, Government of Nagaland over certain grievances of the SSA teachers.
The MTLT demanded the state government to resolve this issue at the earliest since this ongoing agitation is seriously affecting the careers of the students and also the quality of education in the Naga society.
Stating that almost all the government primary and middle schools in Mokokchung town and whole of Nagaland are not functioning properly for many months, the MTLT said first it was the state general election process where hundreds of teachers were deputed for election duties; secondly it was the pen-down strike; ongoing class boycott by the SSA teachers; and now the reported Phase III agitation by the SSA teachers from Wednesday.
The MTLT questioned the state government, particularly the Department of School Education (DoSE) whether their conscious allows them to gamble with the lives and educational careers of the thousands of students studying in the government schools.
It said that Government schools remain the only hope for education for thousands of students in Nagaland. With the appointment of well-qualified teachers through the SSA (Centrally Sponsored Scheme), the quality of education had witnessed a steady improvement, at least under Mokokchung town area, it added.
It further said at a time when every parent invests heavily on education and when the society aspires to give quality education to every child, irrespective of family background; these agitations in the DoSE is seriously undermining the academic careers of the students.
The MTLT questioned whether the DoSE would take the responsibility if the academic session for this year is not completed because of the ongoing agitations.
The MTLT asserted that whatever problem the department might be suffering is of a serious nature because it concerns the academic careers of thousands of students.
It further demanded the state government to resolve this issue at the earliest lest the Naga society degenerates into chaos because of indecisiveness on the part of the powers that be. (Page News Service)