People starting to trust government schools : Radheshyam

DIPR IMPHAL, 4th Feb: 
Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam has stated that gradual increase in enrolment of students in government schools along with marked improvement in teachers’ attendance is a positive sign that government schools are improving and regaining people’s trust.

The minister was speaking as chief guest at the inauguration of newly constructed school building of Government Primary School, Heirok - II Bazar. This government school recorded a total of 315 students enrolling in this academic session, which was nil in the previous academic session. Radheshyam lauded the local bodies, the public and teachers for their achievement in enrolling a large number of students.

He also urged the public, guardians and teachers to extend their support and effort to ensure that the education system of the state becomes one of the best models in the nation.

The minister further observed that for a qualitative progress in the education sector, students, parents and teachers are the three key components of a school in ensuring an effective teaching-learning process.

Radheshyam maintained that without the help of local people and local bodies there will be less improvement in the quality of government schools and regaining back the trust of the public will be impossible.

Moreover, Uyumpok Upper Primary School has also witnessed increase in the student strength from enrolment of ten (10) students in the previous academic session to that of one hundred nineteen (119) students, this year, he noted.

Nonetheless, the Minister observed that despite the positive signs, there are still lots of work to be done to transform the education sector. He also said that the government is finding out proxy teachers and teachers who are engaged in two or multiple professions as part of its plans to bring a constructive transformation.

The minister pledged to provide all possible help to needy government schools and appealed to the teachers to treat the students as their children and the school as their own house.

Education (S) director Th Kirankumar, who was also present on the occasion, said that to achieve maximum improvement in schools across the state, there is strict instruction to provide all the required necessary infrastructures.

He said there are different categories of school in the state instead of the necessary four categories of schools resulting to insufficiency in discharging duty. Thus these composite schools are being planned to be amalgamated according to the need and requirement.

The programme was attended by Nagar Panchayat members including Zilla Parishad, headmaster, teacher, students and locals.

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