The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lambasted the Ibobi-led Congress government for its ‘visionless and adhoc’ mode of running the government.
Welcoming the state government’s announcement to establish a Technical University in Manipur, BJP State Secretary (Admin), Moirangthem Asnikumar informed the State Cabinet has resolved to set up Manipur State Technical University with an Ordinance after Manipur State Technical University Bill 2016 is introduced and the same is passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
However, the BJP leader ridiculed the decision to establish a University through Ordinance and the new found urgency of the government to put the Ordinance in right earnest before the state general election 2017.
The present government has not yet been able to put in place other institutions and universities. The best example is the case of a National Sports University for which the funding would be borne by the Central Government, Asnikumar said.
Second, the government colleges as well as the State-government aided college in Manipur are in dire situation with issues of underdevelopment and lack of teaching staffs. Third, the Cultural University recently established by the Government is yet to be found where it exists through there have been certain appointments for it, Asnikumar observed, while he appealed the government to first control and develop dying educational institutions before making another joke with false assurance to set up Technical University though an Ordinance.
The government has not been able to perform anything positive relating to improvement of education in the state. The government, which cannot even make the colleges properly functional, is now on a spree of establishments of new universities. The only rationale for the hurry to establish University can be the appointment of new Vice-Chancellors, other teaching and non-teaching staffs before the General Elections.
The state is severely failed in all sectors including essential services. Due to the lack of education policy of the government, the educational system in Manipur has been deteriorated. The inability to frame education policy of the state is the most unfortunate part of the people, he lamented.