ASU reaffirms on students’ welfare

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/9/2019 12:07:39 PM IST

Reaffirming to uphold and work for the welfare of the students’ community, the new team of Angami Students Union (ASU) 2019-2021, at its first executive meeting on June 7, has rolled out “students’ code”. 

ASU while highlighting the students’ code reiterated to defend and uphold the interest of its community and the Nagas at large. This was stated in a press statement issued by ASU president, Vizokho Zashümo and general secretry, Petekhrietuo Kiewhuo. 
The union said by doing it has decided to give special emphasis on primary education. Following are the “students’ code” outlined by ASU: Students in uniforms found in alcohol joints, cyber cafes or any other places in during school hours will be penalized including the proprietors of alcohol joints and cyber cafes. 
To initiate stern action against students in uniform found indulging in any immoral activities both inside and outside the school and any threat or any form of disrespecting the teachers etc will not be tolerated. 
It warned of action against students forming gangs and involving in gang fights and in uniform found taking any intoxicants or any form of abusive substances. 
ASU also warned that students in uniform below 18 years caught driving will be penalized. 
Also, reaffirming to its standing resolution, the student body has prohibited dropping and picking of students from government vehicles. 
Students were advised to dress appropriately and decently and cautioned that any cases of abuse amounting to harassment of students will not be tolerated.
It also reiterated that concession of students transportation fare by taxis and buses must be strictly adhered to. 
It further decided to initiate action against private colleges, schools and hostels running only for profit and business leading to astronomical rates of fees with little or no facilities. 
The union has also prohibited sale of any tobacco products in and around educational institutions and warned of action against the violators.   
Once again, the ASU has reiterated its resolution on tuition fee structure to be maintained and adhered in all Angami jurisdiction till further notification.
The tuition fee structure is as follows: class 10 and below- Rs. 500 per students as monthly fee with five classes a week and minimum one hour for every classes;  home tuition – Rs. 2000 only shall be charged as monthly fee with minimum one hour for every class. The ratio of teacher/students for a single tuition batch should be 1:6. 
The above fee structure is strictly only for urban areas. However, the union has endorsed and directed all the units to formulate their own fee structure in their respective villages and jurisdiction. 
Further, ASU appealed to the public to inform the union in the event of non-adherences or any other matters through SMS or call the convener, Public Grievance Cell at 8259013098, 9862288196 & 7005088681.
The union said that above code has been necessitated keeping in mind the wellbeing of the daily affairs of the students.
It therefore, sought support and cooperation of all sections and welcomed constructive support and criticism from the society. 


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