‘Immediately Reopen Senior Classes Across Sikkim’, Asks Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj

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Recently, the Sikkimey Nagarik Samaj (SNS) directed state government to immediately reopen classes from IX and above, in order to prevent any further confusion during final examinations.

Besides, the party have also announced to file a complaint with Ministry of Personnel against Sikkim Education Additional Chief Secretary G.P. Upadhyaya, thereby alleging him of irresponsibility.

During a press release, the party informed that Education Department had earlier announced to resume senior classes.

But later issued another notice stating closure of all educational institutions across the state.

“The Education department cited rise in Covid cases for closing down the educational institutions but on the same day, the Home department issued its Covid management guidelines wherein it announced more relaxations stating that Covid cases are on a decline in Sikkim. Education department says ‘Covid cases increased’ and Home department says ‘Covid cases declined’ on the same day in their respective notifications,” – informed SNS Spokesperson Passang Sherpa.

“The opening and closing of educational institutions in Sikkim have become a farce under the Education department and its additional chief secretary. Both have displayed gross incompetence, irresponsibility and ignorance. No disciplinary action has been taken against the Educational additional chief secretary despite widespread criticism from many. As such, the SNS meeting today decided that it will file a complaint in the Ministry of Personnel against Upadhyaya for his gross incompetence and irresponsibility that have put the future of our students at stake. We also demand the State government to take action against him,” – added Passang.

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