Lack of facilities in Gyalshing College alleges SKM

Gangtok, 10 Apr:

A team of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha’s students’ front interacted with the students of Gyalshing Government College at Tikjek in West Sikkim today.

During the interaction, the students raised various issues like the college being run in a rented building, lack of proper books in the library and unavailability of labs and playground for students. The students also demanded the provision of bus services and subsidy on LPG cylinder, quotas to Sikkimese students studying in Sikkim University, etc, an SKM press release informs.

Expressing concern over the future of the students, SKM working president, MP Subba, and general secretary [press & publicity], Birendra Tamling, encouraged the students to come forward and speak up for their rights.

The release alleges that despite spending 21% of its budget on education, the state government has failed to provide proper facilities to Gyalshing College which has only five regular lecturers.