The Hynñiewtrep Youths Council (HYC) today met Education Minister to raise their concerns about the decision of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) to implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 this academic year.
The HYC also met with NEHU Vice-Chancellor to discuss several issues.
HYC president Robertjune Kharjahrin informed that there has been a lot of confusion about the NEP since a section of colleges is ready to implement it while others are not ready.
“This confusion is not minor. The public are concerned if we are well equipped or not and if there are adequate human resources or not. Most importantly whether NEHU can make a decision without the approval of the Academic Council,” said Kharjahrin.
He stated that NEP is a policy so it will need the approval of the academic council and they feel that the NEHU executive council cannot by itself decide to implement NEP.
They have also demanded an immediate council since it is the best authority to decide the future of the students.
They also demanded the VC to call the teachers’ organisation who have been agitating to have a discussion with them and hear what they have to say.
“The VC has assured to call the teachers for a meeting but as for the academic council he will need time to discuss with his colleagues,” informed Kharjahrin.
The HYC president informed that Education Minister Rakkam Sangma has assured to intervene and they will hold a meeting that will include the NEHU VC.
Meanwhile, Sangma informed that the concerns of the HYC are valid. “We were on the same page. They raised the concern on how NEHU will implement NEP on a hybrid mode, which is a valid concern.”