Presidents of Ngwalwa and Heningkunglwa Students Union have refuted the news item which appeared on July 23 and 26 alleging the mission director of backdoor appointments.
According to president Heningkunglwa Students Union, Sede and president, Ngwalwa Students Union, Irangbambe, the news published in the dailies was never signed by them but rather stated both the unions were very much indebted and thankful to chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, education minister, Neiwang Konyak, planning minister, TR Zeliang and the mission director SSA for tirelessly fighting and mobilizing funds from the central government fulfilling the desires and long standing demands of the students community by appointing teachers in all the single teacher run schools in Peren district.
It said the publication was an insult and mockery to the said student bodies as the publication was done without proper intimation and signatures of the student bodies, and further went on to add that the meeting conducted on July 21 and the seven point memorandum were written by some “vested interest and self style leaders” without the knowledge and concern of the student bodies.
“There is no Northern Zeme Student Union body existed till date and it is a baseless allegation”, it stated.
However while expressing regret that the memorandum was signed by Punglwa students union, finance secretary and Gailli students union, general secretary on behalf of five village students unions, it has declared the press release and the memorandum submitted to the government as “null and void” and has given 7 days ultimatum to the responsible leaders to apologize to the students body.
Meanwhile, Zelianrong Baudi, (ZB) Nagaland has demanded for cancellation of back-door appointment under SSA and to appoint through competitive exam and select worthy teachers for the students. Zeliangrong Baudi also assured its support to the students’ union in this issue.