School teachers under the banner of All Meghalaya SSA School Teachers’ Association (AMSSASTA) have decided to go ahead with its decision to boycott the Teachers’ Day celebration on September 5.
However, a division has surfaced among the teachers of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) sponsored schools in connection with the proposed agitation.
The protest has been called against the delay in releasing their pending salary for five months.
In a statement issued here on Monday, the president of the Association, L. Marngar, appealed to all SSA teachers to support and cooperate with the Association by boycotting the Teachers’ Day celebration in the State.
Earlier, a division surfaced among the teachers with the Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Schools’ Association sending an appeal to teachers of SSA-sponsored schools to refrain from taking part in the protest “since the State Government has been working hard to address the problem.”
However, Marngar urged the teachers in different district and blocks to participate in the sit-in-protest to be held at the parking lot near Additional Secretariat here on September 5.
He also expressed surprise over the decision of the Meghalaya Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Schools’ Association to oppose the proposed agitation.
“The MSSASA should understand the problems faced by the teachers who did not get their salary for the past five months,” Marngar said.