Taking note of various grievances faced by government schools under its area, Englan Range Students’ Union (ERSU) has appealed to the education department for immediate intervention. A joint press statement issued by ERSU president Orlando K. Yanthan and general secretary Lichumo Patton stated that the union, along with its federating units toured and visited all government schools under Englan range on October 22 and interacted with students and teachers.
The union informed that it found GHS Englan was functioning without a science teacher, whereas GPS New Riphyim was also running without adequate teaching staff.
ERSU also pointed out that middle schools at Changsu Old and New did not have examination centre and that students had to walk 4-5 km to Old Riphyim village to sit for exams. Expressing concern over such anomalies, ERSU has urged education department to look into the matter at the earliest.
Meanwhile, union while acknowledging DIS Wokha Solanthung for providing some teachers to the area, ERSU further requested all heads and staff of educational institutions and PHCs to be more sincere and regular in their duties. ERSU has thanked NGO Quinker Foundation Wokha branch, PS to parliamentary secretary, Hachio Patton, CAO Wokha region Joseph Patton, KSU finance secretary Rhonthungo and NPSC superintendent C. Yimtsu Patton for their support and assistance during the tour.