The Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM) has strongly condemned the act of issuing stay order to six teachers who were recently posted at Sagolmang Higher Secondary School in September even before joining their duties.
Such acts of using political power by the teacher shows that they are more superior than the education minister and director, alleged SSUM president S Yaima, while speaking to the media at its office in Lalambung, Imphal West on Tuesday.
As revealed by the president, the names of the six teachers are Rabiya Khutheibam, Yumkhaibam Soniya, S Heramoti, Rekha Kumari, Moshina Syed and Rockson Ningshan.
Stating that such teachers who are unwilling to perform their duties as real teachers have tarnished the images of the many ideal teachers of Manipur, he called on such irresponsible teachers to quit.
Lauding the ‘School Phagathasni Mission’ of the state government, Yaima pointed out that that the mission is, however, still unreached at various schools especially in the rural areas.
While waiting for the planned rationalisation process of government teachers, students of various schools with lack of teaching faculties are left without the rights to education, he alleged.
The Sagolmang Higher Secondary School is running without teachers of Physics, Mathematics, History and Home Science, the president pointed out, demanding the state government to sanction teachers for those subjects.
Failure to deploy teachers of those four subjects in that school within two days will lead the SSUM to take up intense forms of agitation, he cautioned.
Regarding the criteria for passing the TET exam in the upcoming recruitment of 1,000 primary teachers, he suggested as the TET exam is not conducted regularly and the government should consider recruiting those aspirants who have passed other professional courses.
The president lastly demanded declaration of the pending result of the Graduate Teacher recruitment and also to recruit the remaining vacant post of teachers.