Tuensang, 21 October (MTNews): The Chang Students Conference (Chang Wedoshi Setshang/CWS) has decided to call off its indefinite agitation in the wake of a written assurance provided by Minister Temjen Imna Along and relevant authorities on 20 October 2023, the CWS said in a statement. The CWS had put forward a set of demands, and all of these demands have been assured to be met.
Pleased to participate in a Consultative Meeting with the Chang Students' Conference alongside Officials of Higher Education to address some key issues pertaining to Sao Chang College, Tuensang.
We deliberated on various issues and assured them of our cooperation to resolve… pic.twitter.com/PTkDx5IZKm
— Temjen Imna Along (@AlongImna) October 20, 2023
According to the CWS statement, the deployment of a Principal was issued on 20 October 2023, while concerns related to the shortage of college buses are said to be resolved by the end of November 2023. Plans for upgrading the Science Laboratory will be initiated within the financial year of 2023, with the introduction of a major subject in the Science Stream by the academic year 2024. Additionally, the shortage of teaching faculties in the Departments of Political Science, English, and other departments under Science Streams will be addressed as Assistant Professors’ contracts are absorbed.
With these assurances in place, the Chang Students Conference has expressed satisfaction with the steps taken to address their concerns. As a result, they have officially called off their indefinite agitation, effective from 21 October 2023.
The CWS also conveyed its appreciation to Temjen Imna Along, Minister of Higher Education and Tourism, Government of Nagaland and all concerned authorities, including the Commissioner and Secretary of Higher and Technical Education; P Bashangmongha Chang, Minister of Housing and Mechanical Engineering; Imtichoba Chang, MLA and Chairman DPDB Tuensang; Y Lima Onen Chang MLA; District Administration Tuensang; SP Tuensang, and the teaching and non-teaching faculties of Sao Chang College. The CWS also acknowledged the support and cooperation of the students and all stakeholders in Tuensang Town.