Wokha, April 7 (MExN): Highlighting the adverse impact of irregular electricity supply on the student community, the office of the Lotha Students Union (LSU) has appealed to the State power department to ensure regular electricity supply during the ongoing High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations.
In a press release issued by its President Ashanthung Humtsoe and General Secretary Pithungo Shitio, the LSU cautioned that failing to respond positively towards the demand for regular supply of electricity in Wokha district during the examinations will cause the Union to initiate its own course of action.
It appealed the concerned department to understand the gravity of situation where thousands of candidates are preparing and will be appearing the examination. Irregular power outages will only hamper their sincere academic preparations, the Union reasoned.
The LSU said that reasons like power outages and load shedding should not be an excuse anymore and opined that the department should be in a position to provide stable power services so that the HSSLC/HSLC candidates would not be distracted from their preparations.
Meanwhile, the Union also urged telecom service providers to provide better network quality in Wokha district as the students need to communicate and use internet for their exam queries.
It cautioned of “severe consequences” otherwise and appealed the telecom services providers “not to provide an opportunity for the student community to retaliate against their poor services.”
The Union stated that mere assurances in letter without action has become a ‘tradition’ but “this will not pacify the LSU” anymore.
The LSU also extended best wishes to all the HSLC and HSSLC candidates in their ongoing exams.