Affected CMJ students seek repeal of Guv directive

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The affected students of the CMJ University, whose future now lies in jeopardy, have asked the State Government to repeal the recent Governor’s ruling on the degrees awarded by the University.

In a memorandum submitted to the State Principal Secretary in charge of Education on Monday, the students also demanded that the University should be allowed to conduct the examinations scheduled from May 24.

“We request that the degrees or certificates awarded or to be awarded to the students of bachelors and masters degree courses should be recognized by the State Government and they should devise a solution within one week to ensure that our studies are not hampered,” the students said.

The students also pointed out that directive by the Governor would put their future and career at grave risk.

“We were informed by the University authorities that the ruling applies only to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees, while media reports speak otherwise,” the students stated.

Earlier, KSU members along with the affected students met Principal Secretary, Education Department, PS Thangkhiew, on Monday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, KSU education secretary Donald Thabah demanded the arrest of all those associated with the CMJ University scam.

On the examination scheduled on May 24, the KSU asked the Government to find out a solution to the entire issue before the date or to affiliate the students to another university.

Decrying the growing number of private universities with dubious credentials, the KSU leader said that the Union had even submitted a memorandum to the Government to set up the State Council for Higher and Technical Education but the State Government came out with a regulatory board only after the CMJ scam surfaced.

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