TURA, April 15: Representatives of the Capt. Williamson Sangma College of Baghmara recently met the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on the problems being faced by the college while seeking a speedy redressal of issues that have been ongoing almost since its provincialization.
The representatives, under the banner of Baghmara College Union (BCU) submitted a memorandum of demands for the college which included things like staff recruitment, construction of a new building, staff quarters, boundary wall among other things.
The College was provincialized in the year 2011.
“Since provincialization of the College, many departments still lack lecturers. There is an immediate need for a lecturer in Bengali, 2 lecturers in the History department as well as ministerial staff like UDA (1), LDC (1), cleaner/sweeper (2) and gardender (1). The post of the deputy Librarian has been lying vacant in the college since it was provincialized. So an urgent measure may kindly be taken to appoint the deputy Librarian in the college immediately,” said the memorandum to the CM.
The representatives further sought the construction of new college building, staff quarters, separate hostel for both boys and girls and a boundary wall as it was urgent to prevent public encroachment.
The College further wanted a separate establishment for the higher secondary section of the college for the smooth functioning of the college and its easy administration.
The memorandum further sought the introduction of science and commerce streams in the college to cater to the needs of the locals for technical education.
The Union also sought the purchase of a high powered diesel generator due to the frequent power cuts in Baghmara which disrupt office work.
“90% of the students of the college come from the rural areas and many are not able to rent houses in Baghmara and have to make the journey from home. It would be of great help if a bus service could be provided to cater to those poor students who come from distance places to attend the classes,” said the memo.
The memo also urged for the removal of the CRPF personnel taking up temporary lodging in the college hostel at Bolsalgre in Baghmara. While the arrangement then was temporary, the CRPF personnel have been lodged there since 2013.
“The superintendent of police (SP) had approached the college authorities to lodge the CRPF. They have been occupying the college hostel since the year 2013 causing inconvenience to the student community especially at the time of admission and reopening of the college. A separate building has already been completed to accommodate them (CRPF) and despite of several requests, they have not moved,” added the memo while seeking their immediate shifting.