Imphal, Oct 16:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today launched STAR Education Manipur, a Government of Manipur Initiative at a solemn function organised by the Department of Education (S), Government of Manipur at Classic Grande, Imphal. The STAR Education Manipur is a flagship programme of the Government of Manipur to transform the education system of Manipur through excellence in teaching and learning in classrooms driving radical learning gains.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren Singh expressed that the motto of the current education system had now changed from the earlier narrow vision of getting a government job to a broader one of creating jobs and serving the nation. The new initiative would also assist the teachers in better ways of teaching to students. He further maintained the State Government, since its formation, had been doing things differently to serve its people in a better way. The Government had earlier also launched the School Fagathansi Mission with an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards the improvement of government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure, he added.
Mentioning that the State Government had also taken up welfare schemes in many sectors, the Chief Minister stated that many youths of Manipur had now performed better comparing to other states in different fields and added that such achievements had been made possible with the zeal on the part of people to do something new and prevalence of a better environment. He also maintained that the Government had always encouraged achievements of all individuals and would be ready to support those who are hard working.
Delivering his Presidential speech, Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh stated that the education system in the State had considerably improved after the successful implementation of the School Fagathansi Mission of the Government. To facilitate teachers in taking online classes effectively for higher education, recording studios had been set up in different colleges, he added. The Minister also appreciated Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh for his far-sighted vision and initiatives taken up for developing the education infrastructure of the State.
He expressed his hopefulness that the STAR Education Manipur programme would facilitate teachers and students in their teaching and learning process and would also play a key role in developing knowledge of students.
It may be mentioned that STAR Education Manipur would deploy an innovative technology and data-driven platform, coupled with high quality learning materials, effective training and ongoing coaching for teachers and school leaders, and technology-enabled support teams.
Commissioner (Education) M. Harekrishna, Secretary to Chief Minister N. Geoffrey, Director, Education (S) L. Nandakumar, Co-Founders of New Globe Jay Kimmelman and Dr. Shanon May and other officials attended the programme among others.
During the programme, the Chief Minister also released a leaflet on STAR Education Manipur and also handed over teachers’ computer sets and school management smart phones to the Director, Education (S).