Phek Government College Students Union (PGCSU) has expressed dismay over the lack of lecturers in the college. In a memorandum submitted to the minister for higher education and urban development, PGCSU vice president, Chinieyi Soho and general secretary, Veshekhoyi Chizo stated a lecturer in education department of Phek Government College was transferred to Dimapur College in May adding that it was a cross-transfer with a lecturer from Dimapur College. However, the transferred lecturer from Dimapur College did not join Phek Government College.
The college has higher secondary class and BA honours and general courses in education, it should have five posts of lecturers in handling all education papers, yet the college have only three lecturers in the department, it stated.
Expressing disappointment for transferring the lecturer in middle of academic session, the union also disclosed that another post held by an adhoc appointment lecturer was yet to be filled since the expiry of the last incumbent’s service term. Union also revealed that at present, the college have only three lecturers in the department. While the case of lecturer being transferred along with post has been mentioned, another post that was held by an adhoc appointment lecturer is not yet filled up since the expiry of the last incumbent’s service term.
The union also expressed that a post of lecturer in English department of Phek Government College was taken to Science College in 1993 and adjusted in the chemistry department as temporary arrangement and later, when Phek College needed the post and principal wrote for reverting the post, the director informed the college in a letter dated May 20, 2007, that the post was absorbed by Science College through cabinet decision and advised Phek College to apply for post creation. Union lamented that till now nothing has come out of that despite the assurance given by director for the creation of post in English department, in his letter dated June 16, 2008.
Further, union appealed the minister to look into the matter and take necessary steps to redress the grievances.