SHILLONG, July 11 - Teachers of around 20 colleges from across Meghalaya have protested against the management of St Edmund’s College for not acceding to the demands of the college teachers.
The teachers of St Edmund’s College are agitating for the reinstatement of a colleague who was “arbitrarily” removed from his post by the Congregation of Christian Brothers of India (CCBI) which runs the college.
The college teachers are also demanding repeal of an “oppressive” service rule which necessitates that teachers re-apply for their post after serving for 12 years in the college, among other rules.
The college teachers held placards and demonstrated peacefully in their respective college premises. The Colleges included St Mary’s, St Anthony’s, Seng Khasi, Shankardev, Ri-Bhoi College and others.
Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing protest, an appeal has been sent out by the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) to Edmundians to leave behind souvenirs, memorabilia, magazines or any other items related to the College at its gate on Friday.
“Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association appeals to the general public including students and past pupils empathising with the cause of the teachers in their protest against the management to kindly express their support by returning any kind
of souvenir, memorabilia, magazines or any other item associated with
St Edmund’s College,” the Association said.
It added that this act of protest is against the management for their “complicity in bringing discredit” to the prestige of the Edmundian community.