Students’ stir against transfer of teachers continues
IMPHAL, 22nd July: For the second consecutive day, students of several schools staged protest on Saturday against mass transfer of teachers and demanded revocation of the transfer order.
Insisting that teachers from their school cannot be transferred to other schools, students of Wangkhei Girls’ High School blocked Konung Mamang-Wangkhei road from 11am. However, a team of Imphal East police pacified the students and made them to stage sit-in demonstration in front of their school gate.
Students of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy came out to the street and blocked the road by squatting in denunciation of transfer of teachers. After hearing the news, a team of Imphal East police came and talked with the agitating students. The students ceased agitation when the police team allowed some representatives of the students to meet the education minister for airing their grievances.
One of the agitating students of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy told the media that the school required at least six English teachers but two out of the existing five teachers were transferred from the school. Terming transfer of teachers from the school as unfortunate, the student appealed to authority concerned no to transfer teachers of the school in the interest of the students.
Meanwhile, students of TG Higher Secondary School stormed the main gate of New Secretariat at Bapupara at about 2.30pm to demand return of the teachers transferred from their school.