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Heirok students demand teachers, take out rally

Students of Heirok Higher Secondary School took out a rally at the school campus, protesting against the shortage of teachers in the school.

ByThoubal Correspondent

Updated 8 Sept 2022, 4:42 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Students of Heirok Higher Secondary School at Heirok in Thoubal district on Thursday took out a rally at the school premises in the scorching heat of noon, demanding the authorities concerned to fill the vacant posts for teachers.

Students of the Heirok Higher Secondary School at around 11 am on Thursday halted their classes and took out a rally at the school campus, protesting against the shortage of teachers in the school. The students demanded the education department and the authorities concerned to fill the vacant posts for teachers at the earliest.

The students shouted slogans such as ‘Give Us Proper Education’, ‘Fill Vacant Posts of Teachers’, ‘No Education Without Teacher’ and ‘No Teacher No Future’ etc.

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Speaking at the event, a student said that the school with about 1,200 students from class VI to class XII had only 40 teachers. The school requires at least 90 teachers to function properly, he added.

Although eight teachers had retired and the government had transferred 16 teachers a couple of months ago, the vacancies they left had not been filled yet, he said. Condemning the authorities for ignoring their demands to fill the vacant posts for teachers, he urged the immediate intervention of the state government.

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One guardian of a student of the school expressed disappointment, stating that most of the students studying in the Heirok Higher Secondary School are from impoverished families that cannot afford the fees of private schools.

It can be mentioned that the Heirok Higher Secondary School has the most students passed in the 2022 metric examination, among all government schools in Thoubal district. 

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Thoubal Correspondent

Thoubal Correspondent

THOUBAL district, Manipur

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