The Opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Friday came down heavily on the Congress-led Mizoram Government for being reluctant to upgrade nine higher secondary schools and held the government responsible for indefinite closure of government offices and educational institutions in nine villages in different parts of the State.
Addressing party workers at Tarpho village in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, MNF vice-president R Lalthangliana said students of nine villages had to impose roadblocks and close government schools and educational institutions because of the government’s apathy to meet their demands of upgrading the schools to ad hoc status.
He further said as the nine schools were established during MNF rule the aspirations of the students would be fulfilled, if the MNF is voted back to power.
He said the Congress government constituted an Education Reform Commission under the pretext of establishing world class education, but there is a huge shortage of teachers in several places, including the constituency where State Education Minister H Rohluna was elected from.
Lalthangliana also said during the MNF rule, the Mizoram Education Act was passed under which 10 important rules were framed.
One of those was transfer and posting rules for teachers, but the Congress government abrogated the rules after it came back to power in 2008, he alleged.
He said the MNF will re-implement the rule if voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections slated for later this year.