Imphal, June 4,
Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam yesterday visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, (KGBV) Ukhongshang and the recently inaugurated Residential School, Lilong. Accompanied by the Engineering Wing of the Education Department, the Minister inspected the schools to look into the viability of the schools to be upgraded to High School by adding class IX and X.
Th. Radheshyam said that the Central Government has given approval for upgradation of the Residential school and KGBV to High School. The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, (KGBV) Ukhongshang, has introduced class IX (nine) from this year’s academic session. The Residential School and KGBV both built under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme have classes from VI – VIII.
He asserted that with the approval, all the 9 residential schools and the 11 KGBV will be upgraded to high schools from the next academic session of 2019-20. He also informed that for the time being the classes at KGBV, Ukongshang, is being carried out in a ‘make-shift’ having more than 100 students. The Minister also interacted with the teachers, students and the guardians.
The residential school and KGBV has been introduced by the Government focusing to let the children, belonging to the poor families and minority sections of the society, get free and compulsory elementary education.
The Minister who is also the concerned MLA of the Heirok A/C also visited the construction site of the Litan thong, Heirok, with rainy season already approaching the state.