Manipur: Private schools in hill districts to suspend all modes of teaching


IMPHAL | SEPT 17, 2020:

The Hill Districts Private Schools' Association (HiDiPSAM) on Thursday suspended all modes of teaching and school-related activities in the districts for five days in Manipur.

The association took the decision after the education department "failed" to review its June 20 order regarding imposing restrictions on schools, including aided schools, in the state from collection of tuition fee and payment of salaries to teachers.

It is learnt that around 300 private schools in hill districts are affiliated to HiDiPSAM.

HiDiPSAM President Richard L. Haokip said, "Our association is compelled to take up this agitation as the education department has failed to review the orders after repeated requests and appeals."

He appealed to the parents, students and civil society organisations to cooperate with the association's struggle and understand the difficult situation that the private schools have been forced into by the government.