AMSU vice president Laishram Athouba contended that the low attendance might be due to the fear factor on the parents’ side, unavailability of public transport, high fares, etc.
After the classroom teachings for Class IX and above were started from January 27 as per an order by the state government, the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) inspected some schools on Friday.
Speaking to media persons after inspecting the TG Higher Secondary School in Imphal, AMSU vice-president Laishram Athouba said that the school authorities and the concerned authorities need to identify the problems faced by the students who are attending classes after almost a year due to COVID-19 pandemic situations. He contended that the low attendance might be due to the fear factor on the parents’ side, unavailability of public transport, high fares, etc.
He also said that a meeting will be held on February 1 at 1.00 pm with all the concerned transport associations. He also urged the concerned to join the meeting which will be held at AMSU headquarter.
Athouba further urged the COHSEM and BOSEM to announce the exam schedule for Class X and Class XII at the earliest so that the uncertainty amongst the students is addressed. He also urged the authority to announce the exam result at usual time. He also urged the students of Class X and XII to attend the classes as the duration of classes to be held is only few months.
He also urged the government to chalk out a mechanism to open the three Khwairamban Ima keithel as the COVID-19 situation in the state has been subdued to some extent.