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Resolve NU issues, NSF tells FFC
NPN: Dimapur, 04 Jul 2008
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Published on 5 Jul. 2008 12:03 AM IST
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Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has urged the central Fact Finding Committee (FFC) of Nagaland University (NU), to seriously look into the varied issues and allegations of corruption and malpractices in the University and to resolve them once and for all.
NSF president Imchatoba Imchen and general secretary Hetoi Chishi in a representation submitted to the chairman, FFC, said the continuous confrontations and resulting impasse between the Nagaland University Teachers Association (NUTA) and the vice chancellor, had severely hampered the academic environment of the university and careers of the students.
The Federation urged the FFC to resolve all issues immediately so that the university could start functioning smoothly.
Appealing that the entire administrative set up of the university be “purged of incompetence” and initiatives taken to bring NU at par with leading universities in the country, the Federation also said university recruitment policy should be strictly adhered to.
NSF also said development of infrastructure in all campuses must be carried out with all transparency including allotment of works to duly registered contractors with proven track record and cancellation of contract works allotted to university employees.
Further, the federation demanded immediate shifting of the administrative headquarters of the university to Lumami Campus, as per the Nagaland University Act.
It reminded that even after fourteen years of establishment of Nagaland University, the administration of the NU was being carried out in a “make shift office” away from the administrative headquarters.
NSF also demanded that the findings of the FFC be made public, “so as to ease all misconceptions about the university functioning.”
The representation alleged that ever since Nagaland University came into being in 1994, NSF and general public had been witnessing unrest among the student community and teaching staff over “blatant corruption, maladministration and mismanagement of funds” taking place throughout the tenure of successive vice chancellors.
“The academic welfare of the student community has been neglected between the politics of favoritism and the maladministration and incompetence within the set-up,” NSF said.
The Federation also alleged that the growth of NU had been stunted by numerous controversies following the appointment and performance of successive vice chancellors.

 
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