Manipur government neglecting education sector: NSUI

The NSUI Manipur president Bangkimchandra Meitei pointed out the several issues of the education sector in the state.

NSUI leaders (Photo: IFP)

The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) Manipur on Thursday said that the Manipur government is neglecting the education sector in the state, which is why many students choose to pursue further studies outside the state.

Accusing the government of neglecting the education sector while being busy with reshuffling ministerial posts, NSUI Manipur president Bangkimchandra Meitei pointed out that the education budget under the present government in the country is continuously decreasing every year.

Speaking to the media at Congress Bhavan in Imphal on Thursday, Bangkimchandra pointed out that under the present government there is no regular vice-chancellor of the Manipur university till date. Even though DM University has been set up, there is no visible improvement in the infrastructure and campus of the varsity, he said.

Besides, there is an ongoing problem regarding the admission process in the Manipur University of Culture, irregularities of the admission process for minorities in DM University, he added.

The NSUI president also claimed that the number of intake capacity in many departments of Manipur University has also created problems for many students and as such many students have to opt for their further studies outside the state. 

At a time when many students are adapting to the changes of Bengali script to Meitei Mayek in educational institutions, the state government is trying to impose Sanskrit language in the state, he added. 

"Imposition of Sanskrit language in educational institutions of the State is a part of Hindunisation and Saffronisation policy of BJP," he contended. 

The NSUI president also condemned Education Minister S Rajen for his statement made on November 17 that the education sector in Manipur was degraded during the Congress government rule. He said that such baseless statement from education minister is uncalled for. 


First Published:Dec. 4, 2020, 12:40 p.m.

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