IMPHAL | Aug 2: The students’ union of Johnstone Higher Secondary School has shut down the school indefinitely from Saturday.
The move was taken in protest against the transfer of teachers from the school. Around 2pm today, a huge number of the students came out to the street in front of the school in protest and blocked the road.
The agitating students chanted “Teachers cannot be transferred in mid-session”, “Revoke the transfer orders immediately”, “Save students’ career”, etc. Vehicles were halted for about 20 minutes as the road was blocked. Police personnel later pacified the situation.
Speaking to media on the sidelines of the protest, social and cultural secretary of the students’ union, Kshetrimayum Dijen said that the shutdown was imposed as the government failed to fulfil their demands within stipulated time.
The students earlier on June 30 protested demanding the government to revoke the transfer orders immediately and to depute required teachers within two days’ time. Dijen further contended that the government is not working sincerely to improve government schools but is only making a fuss during functions and in front of media.
“Nevertheless, we will never accept the transfer of teachers, who have made selfless sacrifices for the welfare of the students, during mid- session. Moreover, the shutdown will continue until the transfer order is revoked and required teachers are deputed by the government,” added the secretary.