Responding to the article that published in this daily on December 1 issued by post graduate students union (PGSU-Lumami), the post graduate students union Meriema and SASRD Medzhipema stated their demand was valid and legitimate. The two student bodies while standing firm on their demand for a pro-vice chancellor and a separate campuss in Kohima and SASRD stated the demand should be made even without the students’ intervention.
However, PGSU (NUCK) Meriema president Keluhol Tase, president SASRD Imllangshi Kichu and general secretary PGSU (NUCK) Meriema general secretary Tsholo Kapfo in a press note issued here reiterated there was no provision as such to shift the campus basing on Nagaland University Act 1989 under Act 3 (2) wherein in states that Nagaland University headquarters would be set up at Lumami and the university may also establish campuses at such at other places within its jurisdiction as it may deem fit.
“Therefore there is no point of shifting the campus and as far as Lumami campus is concerned the campus has a huge communication gap creating inconveniences to the students”, the signatories stated. The Nagaland University Act 14 stated the appointment of pro-vice chancellor and the statutes of the University no 4 (1,2,3,&4) states the powers and functions of the pro-vice chancellor.
Both the student bodies further appealed to the students’ community to stand for the welfare of the students.