Imphal, Dec 29: State education department is working out to find modalities to convert all schools in the state as model school to improve the quality of education in the state. Besides, primary schools which have less students are in the process for amalgamation. This was stated by Education Minister Th. Radheshyam while speaking to media persons at SSA/RMSA Office at Babupara.
Radheshyam further said that authority in the Education department now is doing all it can to improve the status of the education system in the state. he said that media people who had published news report about the defect of schools are now eyes and ears of the department.
“After media report certain things about schools which should not be, authorities in the department tried everything to solve the matter”, Radheshyam said.
He further added that the irregularities being practice in the department is being look upon and many have been punished. The education minister was referring to the termination of teachers who had served two post or who had been withdrawing salary without performing their duty.
“There are some teachers who are not sincere, some of them are found working in two post, we have taken appropriate action against such persons”, Radheshyam added.
The education Minister also highlighted some of the prospect that might see in the coming days as the governor had given consent of the two education related bills - the private Schools and caoching regulation Bill and the Dhanamanjuri University Bill.
Radheshyam also stressed on the difficulties of the education department in checking all the schools.
“Govt. schools are not like private schools which were run by single persons. In government school transfer of teacher is also a right, it is not mandatory that a teacher stay in a school. On the other hand like the private school a teacher cannot be kept in the same school for a long time”, the education Minister said.
On the issue of the Right to Education the education Minister said that every private school should provide 25% seat free to students who are below the poverty line.
On the matter of the low enrolment of students to government primary schools the education Minister assures that the department is looking for way to make sure that the government primary school becomes favorite for the people of the state.
Education Director TH. Kirankumar, Higher Education Director H. Dilip, Higher and technical education Director John and Senior Correspondent of Telegraph Khelen Thokchom were also attended as dignitaries on the dais on the occasion.
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