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ST Students’ body threatens to shut down ZEO office

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Imphal Sept 13: Different Schedule Tribe students’ organizations threatens to shut down ZEO office and other offices related to education and institute of the hill districts in the state, if the pre-matriculation scholarship for ST students for the year 2015-16 is not distributed within two days.
Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club, Th Mansanbao, Education Secretary of Leiyangmei Naga Katimei Rongdi Students’ Union said that the concern authority have not come up with any positive response to the ST students for better development. There is not a single website that has been launched for applying scholarship for the year 2016-17 for the ST students which is a very serious problem being faced by the students so far, he added.
Mansanbao also said that in order to fulfill their needs, the students’ body have submitted an ultimatum to Chief Minister, Home Minister, Chief Secretary, Education Minister as well as Education Director of Manipur today demanding to launch a website to enable online scholarship application and dispatch of their pre-matriculation scholarship for ST students for the year 2015-16 within two days from today.
Mansanbao further said that it is not the first time that the ST students are facing problems regarding the scholarship which is a part of their studies for which the government have launch only for them.
If the concern authority and department fails to fulfill their demands, all the ZEO offices, education institutes and offices related to Education department will be locked down from the very third day until their demands are met which is their right, he added.
The press conference was also attended by Rongmei Students’ Organisation Manipur, All Colleges Tribal Students’ Union Imphal, Joint Tribal Students’ Union, Tribal Students’ Unions from different colleges.

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