The candle light vigil culminated with the student body’s education tour across 21 colleges Credit: EastMojo Image

Kohima: Under the aegis of the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU), a state-wide candle light vigil was observed on Thursday to highlight issues and matters confronting the students’ community. It also culminated with this year’s education tour at Kohima Science College (autonomous) Jotsoma, undertaken by the ANCSU officials having successfully visited 21 affiliated colleges.

ANCSU president Vimeyiekho Vitso and general secretary Imnameren N Jamir, in a press release, said that during the education tour, students were sensitized about the existence of various scholarships schemes. It said that the student body had appealed the students who are not entitled to avail the scholarships to refrain from applying.

A state-wide candle light vigil was held on Thursday across all ANCSU-affiliated colleges

It apprised 18 types of scholarship schemes are available for students to apply. While ANCSU had demanded a common nodal cell for all scholarship schemes, it regretted that despite the cabinet approval and notification issued for setting up of the cell in the month of October last year, the nodal cell is yet to become functional.

The vigil was observed to highlight issues and matters confronting the students’ community

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Issues like the setting up of an academic council, matters pertaining to Nagaland University and other grievances were deliberated with the students. It reminded the state government of the ultimatum served on February 21, that within 30 days the government must call for a joint meeting for the settlement with all the stakeholders of the colleges to solve the land related issues, and “that within 40 days to sent the 110 Assistant Professors post to Nagaland Public Service Commission, appointment of Principals to those government colleges without Principal and establishment of the nodal cell”.

The ANCSU officials, led by president Vimeyiekho Vitso, covered 21 colleges during this year’s education tour across the state

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