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Manipur Education Policy, (A draft framework proposal)

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Contd. from previous issue

By : Ph. Nandakumar Sharma,
Joint Secretary,
Board of Secondary Education Manipur

4. Secondary Educations:- In the secondary education the students will be introduces to the essential background of all the important fields in order to enable to choose a suitable field of studies in the higher secondary stage which will make them a profession for themselves and the nation. Here in this stage, in addition to the main scholastic subjects such as Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, the subjects like pre-vocational education, art education, sports education will be introduced in an advanced studies. Moreover, non-scholastic areas of life related activities such as discipline, self help, team work, sense of dutifulness, punctuality and dignity of labour be strictly evaluated. To meet the requirement of the eventuality of the Look East Policy and its follow up actions, our students should be equipped with the knowledge of foreign trade, Information Technology, biotechnology, microbiology, tourism and foreign languages specially the language of the neighbouring countries. It is evident that the culture and sports of Manipur are the areas which makes Manipur second to non in India and famed in the international level. However, we cannot give the credit to our education system for, these two areas are hardly covered in our school curriculum and syllabus. To make the state more advanced in the field of sports and art and culture, various items of sports and art and culture be included in the school curriculum as credit course. For the first time, our students should carry with them the marks scored in their respective field of studies in sports or art and culture in their school leaving certificates. Manipuri script (Meitei Mayek) have been introduced phase by phase in the elementary classes and next year it will reach the secondary stage. To enable our students to read the vast treasure of PUYA, a Classical Manipuri be introduced at secondary stage for those who would like to read the PUYA and translate to modern language.
5. Higher Secondary Education:- This is the stage where students are opened to a verities of courses/streams and allow them to select a course/stream of their choice for their future life. The education in this stage is designed to more pre-vocational and pre-professional. As the need of the society changes from time to time, the course/streams are to be updated and new subjects be introduced. This is the age of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Foreign trade, Tourism, Science and technology and Games and Sports. As such, our students are to be exposed to the world class educational technology for excelling the field of their choice. Over and above the Foundation course, the following streams be opened with most modern educational technology. 1. Science Stream 2. Arts Stream 3. Vocational Stream 4. Commerce Stream and more particularly 5. Art and Culture stream and 6. Sports Stream. This will make the state a self sustained state in human resource to meet the need of the state, country and neighbouring countries. To meet the3 demand of the modern society in Science subject, the subjects like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, Horticulture, Microbiology and Biochemistry be included. In the commerce stream the subjects like foreign trade, Foreign Exchange regulations be included. Special care should be taken in opening subject which are much needed in the socio-economic condition of the state. A successful implementation of the secondary education will lead the state into a self sustained economy.
6. Educational Tourism:- In this today’s world of fast changing development progress, the transfer of knowledge and transfer of technology has played a key role. The vehicle in which this transfer of technology and knowledge is being done is through education. Thus education has become and agent of change in every country. The distance is not the matter and man has rushed towards the country where there is most advanced technology and knowledge. India has become the leading country in the field of development of human resource in information technology from India and abroad. India’s vast investment inflow is also from the information technology transfer. Many students from foreign countries specially from the developing countries and the south Asian countries are coming to India. Manipur because of its geographical location has become the front door of India to the South East Asian countries. As such, it may become an educational hub in India for receiving the students coming from the south east Asian nations through land route. Manipur has the ample opportunity to harvest this rare phenomenon. In order to materialize this, we are to study what are the areas in which the student from the south Asian countries does their studies in India. If Manipur develops the required infrastructure and the curriculum and syllabus of the interested areas, our state can become a little paradise on earth for education. The geographical location of the state as well as the round the year moderate climate makes the state Manipur as an ideal place for education throughout the year. This type of climatic condition is not available in any other part of the glob. Moreover, the rich cultural treasure, food habits and the art and culture are the other plus points to the educational tourism in the state. There are many enquiries from the foreign nationals asking for advance course in Manipuri dance and martial arts. The relaxation of the Protected Area Permit by the Government of India facilitates the incoming flow of foreign learners to Manipur.         (To be contd…….)            

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