After two and half months of deadlock, the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) and NEHU Teachers’ Association (NEHUTA) have agreed to cooperate with the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) for implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 from this year.
The decision was arrived at today after the emergency meeting of the NEHU Academic Council where representatives from NEHUTA were present.
Speaking to media persons here today, NEHUTA president Prof. Lakhon Kma said that both NEHUTA and MCTA have agreed to the implementation of NEP 2020 from this year.
“We decided to agree to the implementation of the NEP after the Vice Chancellor of NEHU Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla admitted that he had bypassed the Academic Council and took a unilateral decision to implement the NEP from August 1 this year,” Prof. Kma said.
“The Vice Chancellor has also admitted that the Academic Council is the apex body to decide on policy matters related to education and welfare of the students,” he added.
Prof. Kma also informed that the Academic Council of NEHU will meet again on October 31 to deliberate on how to go about the implementation of the NEP and also to discuss on the syllabus and examinations for college students as per the policy.
It may be mentioned that college teachers in the State under the banner of MCTA boycotted the first semester classes since August as a mark of protest against the NEHU’s decision to implement the new NEP 2020 in the State under the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).
However, classes for the third and fifth semesters respectively functioned without any disruption.