Western Sumi Students’ Union (WSSU) has demanded a fair deal at the ongoing Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigation in the department of education. WSSU while extending support to Naga Students’ Federation in its demand for declaring Special Investigation Team (SIT) report and redeployment of attached teachers to the respective appointed place expressed that further confusion had been created to the affected teachers and students due to “undeclared report of investigation”.
The union stated that innocent students were made to suffer ever since the department initiated investigation “without proper measures” to replace teachers who were put under scanner on the pretext of cleansing the system “without their fault”.
WSSU also asserted that delay in declaring the reports and the department’s insensitivity on students’ career would tantamount to violation of human rights and a negation to National Educational policy of free and compulsory education and fundamental rights of the child’s “right to education”.
Further, supporting the “cleansing move” by the government and expressing dissatisfaction over the SIT investigation, WSSU demanded the investigation team to prove their efficiency. The union while claiming that the department could neither redeploy nor detach teachers from non-teaching institutions, however seemed to be satisfied when the directive was carried out by the three Sumi linguistic medium based DIS office including Dimapur, Niuland and Zunheboto.
Lamenting “partiality” was practiced in the government department, the union demanded that the affected district establishments must retain those detached teachers if not “apply the same yardstick” to all the districts.
In regard to the recent move of open competition for the recruitment of graduate and under-graduate teachers post in the state, WSSU urged the department to avail marks scored by each successful candidate in written examinations.