Education

Students shut school against transfer of principal

Principal of Mekola Gulap Higher Secondary School K Tiken was transferred as the OSD of Education (s) while a teacher from Vungzagen Higher Secondary School L Phulchand who is only three months left for retirement was posted as the new principal.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 Nov 2022, 3:06 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Students of Mekola Gulap Higher Secondary School on Thursday had imposed indefinite shutdown of the school in protest against the transfer of the school principal and appointment of a new principal who is only three months left from retirement.

As per an order issued by the Education (s) on October 31, the principal K Tiken was transferred as the OSD of Education (s) while a teacher from Vungzagen Higher Secondary School L Phulchand who is only three months left for retirement was posted as the new principal. 

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The new principal was reportedly denied entry to the school by the agitating students while he came to assume the principal office. 

Speaking to the media, a student protester L Roji expressed that under the supervision of principal Tiken, the school had witnessed a tremendous growth by even utilising his private funds. 

So, the transfer of such an ideal principal and appointing a new principal who is waiting for his retirement by the Education department is an act of tarnishing the career of the students, she said. 

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Condemning the Education department for the transfer, she demanded revocation of the transfer order.

The government remaining as silent spectator will only intensify the agitation, the student cautioned. 

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