While demanding to provide basic requirements to have in an institute, Students of Thoubal College has locked the Department of Education (U) on today afternoon 12.30.
According to General Secretary of Thoubal College Students’ Union, Oinam Arjun Singh said that the students have decided to lock the gate of the Directorate after the authority failed to comply with their demands.
While highlighting the condition of the college, the General Secretary said that the college has no separate toilet for boys and girls. The co-educational college has only a toilet for all the students. Because of it, many unwanted incidents have been occurred.
Since the last four years, the Union has been pressing the concerned department to provide required teaching staffs for all the departments. Due to lack of teaching staffs, students of the college have been facing numbers of problems. Despite of repeated appeal the concerned authority failed to provide honours in Computer Science department, said the student leader.
He also said that since the college has no any fencing wall, the campus has become a favourite place for local miscreants for indulging in illegal activating at night times. Due to the prevailing atmosphere in and around the campus, students are even reluctant to stay at college hostels.
Around 100 students of the college who came to urge the Director of the Education (U) to look into their issue staged a sit-in-protest in front of the Directorate.
A team of police led by Additional SP of Imphal West, Dr S Ibomcha, who arrived at the spot of the agitation, broke the lock that had been bolted by the students.
Representatives of the college met the Director of Education (U) and placed their demand before the Director.
During the meeting, the Director reportedly assured to construct separate toilets for boys and girls at the earliest.
Later, the student representative and principal of the college, O Chaoba Devi met with Education Minister, Moirangthem Okendro at New Secretariat.