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Jeopardising academic pursuit of students : Enough time has been lost
- The Sangai Express Editorial :: September 09 2015 -



Enough time has been lost. This is a tragedy but the greater tragedy is, there is nothing much to suggest that things will improve soon.

The ‘time factor’ is all that more worrying for students, especially young students who are in Class X and Class XII.

This is all that more so when one takes the situation of students studying in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian Council of School Education (ICSE) into consideration.

Difficult to believe that these two boards will be ready to appreciate the situation here something which the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) and the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM) will be better placed to understand.

No doubt the issue dogging Manipur for more than 2 months now is something which can have a direct impact on the future of all the young men and women, but the point is, enough time has been lost.

This is all that more so in this age and time when the calling card for everyone is excellence where there is just no room for mediocrity.

Moreover, it will also do good for everyone to keep in mind that while young students in other parts of the country are deep into the middle of their academic year, the young students here have been left high and dry.

Time for everyone to start questioning why the future of young students should always be imperilled whenever any issue hits the State.

After more than two months, schools have re-opened in the valley area, but the same cannot be said in the hill districts, particularly in Churachandpur.

This is not the future that one would want for the young students.

This column has repeatedly argued that no one should try and play around with the future of the young students.

Student power is something which is universally acknowledged, but doubtful if the future of young students should be compromised on issues which should ideally be adult affairs.

No doubt pressure should be mounted on the Government to do something to protect the future of the land and the people but this should not come about at the cost of jeopardising the academic pursuit of the young students.

When the demand to enact a law to check the large scale influx of non-local people into Manipur was at its peak, not only were educational institutions closed, but there was also a blanket ban on all private tuitions.

This not only meant loss of precious time for the young students, but also disturbing their mental approach to academic pursuit.

Tough to say how the young students will make up for the lost time, but already a heavy blow has been delivered on their academic pursuit and this is what is tough to accept.

Remember this is the age of competition and young students should be encouraged to excel.

And disturbing their academic pursuit is certainly discouraging them to dispense with their duty.



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