Hundreds of students belonging to Government T Romana College in Aizawl on Thursday staged a sit-in demonstration outside new secretariat office here protesting against the transfer order of two teachers from the college.
The agitating students demanded that the transfer order be revoked or new teachers are immediately stationed at the college to replace the transferred teachers.
The protest, which was scheduled to continue till 3 pm, was called off at 2 pm after officials of state higher and technical education department promised to take measure to ensure that the two teachers are re-instated at the college by Monday evening, sources said.
Govt. T. Romana College Union vice president Lalruatpuia told this correspondent that the meeting between the union leaders and officials agreed to take measure to reinstate the two teachers by Monday.
The government was represented by commissioner and secretary and additional secretary of higher and technical education department.
The agitating students were represented by Lalruatpuia, the union general secretary Lalhmingliana Chawngthu, T. Romana college alumni president Lalengzuala Pautu and Aizawl City College Joint Students’ Union vice president Lalhmingsanga.
Lalruatpuia said the student union would stage strike by skipping classes on Tuesday if the government fails to re-instate the transferred teachers by Monday.
According to him, the state government recently issued transfer order of two of their teachers-C Lalhmangaihzami from History department and Catherine Fanai from English department.
He said that students have been facing inconvenient due to shortage of teachers and transferring of the two teachers from the college will make the situation worse.
Lalruatpuia said there will be only three teachers in History department the teacher-pupil ratio will come down to 1:78 against the normal norms 1:30 if C Lalhmangaihzami is transferred from the college.
He further alleged that the College is currently facing teacher crunch in English department and students will not be able to complete their course within the academic session if Catherine Fanai is transferred from the college.