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07 August 2012

Mizoram Students Protest Teachers Shortage

Aizawl, Aug 7 : Despite Mizoram having 7508 teachers in excess according the Comptroller Auditor General of India report, there is shortage of teachers not only in remote areas but even in Serchhip town, the capital of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla's traditional constituency.

Hundreds of students of Government Higher Secondary School Serchhip bunked classes and took to the streets today to protest against absence of mathematics and history teachers, which the government has turned a blind eye to despite repeated appeals.

"We don't want RMSA teachers," "Give us history and mathematics teachers," "Stop cheating on us," were the slogans that the students shouted during the protest rally. Sources said ever since science subject was introduced in the school, a single mathematics has been teaching the subject, against the norms of two teachers of each subject.

This resulted in failure to complete the course. Despite the students' objection, a history subjected was deputed from RMSA mission.

The teacher was shortly detached by the RMSA authority. The students, spearheaded by Serchhip headquarters of Mizo Zirlai Pawl, the state's apex students' body, vowed to agitate until their demands for teachers are fulfilled by the government.

Meanwhile, Mamit headquarters of MZP decided to close all educational institutions and education department offices in the district capital from August 7 as the government has not paid heed to its repeated pleas for posting of adequate teachers in the district.


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