Meghalaya education minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Friday hit out at the colleges responsible for the delay in the declaration of the degree 6th semester examination results of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU).
Speaking at the 33rd Biennial General Conference of Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) at St Anthony’s College here, Rymbui said that students had to resort to agitation due to the delay in the declaration of the results of the 6th semester.
The education minister said that the delay has created problems for students seeking admission for post graduate courses in different universities across the country.
He said that when he personally enquired found that some colleges including Kiang Nangbah and Tura Government College had not submitted the answer scripts to NEHU authorities which led to the delay in the declaration of the results.
“Whom do we blame?” the education minister asked while urging teachers to ensure that such delays and uncertainties do not happen in future.
He lauded some colleges like St Anthony’s College and Synod College for introducing post graduate courses which has opened opportunities for students to pursue post graduate studies without waiting for admission in NEHU.
Stating that ways and means have to be found out to address teachers’ problems and challenges in education sector, Rymbui, however, said that there are limitations because of certain issues and the existence of too many categories of schools and teachers in the state.
“The government is trying to address issues and problems faced by every category of teachers. We also need to work together and understand each other’s responsibilities and constraints and work for the larger benefit of the students. We are aware of the problems, and we are here to solve them,” he said.