Imphal, Sept. 1,
Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam had visited Sirarakhong Government High School and Tongu High School and inspected the condition of the schools of the Ukhrul District on Friday. It was for the first time that a Minister made a visit at the Tongu High School.
Speaking to the media persons, the Minister said there are few schools in the hills and one can hardly effort to send their children to the private schools. Attempt to give more emphasis and importance on the infrastructure and numbers of staffs required in the Government schools are being put in as the Government schools in hill districts witness huge enrolment.
On the problem of the lack of teachers, Th. Radheshyam said that as per reservation policy the population in valley is higher compare to the hill resulting to recruitment of more number of people residing in the valley. He added that the teachers recruited also consist mostly of women who faces lots of difficulties when posted to far flung remote places of the state due to lack of proper accommodations.
He also said that there are more than 34 dialects in Manipur and in primary level due to language barrier the student and teacher faces certain challenges. To address this issue, the Minister expressed that the Government is discussing for taking recruitment through district or sub -division wise.
Th. Radheshyam assured that the approach road and the infrastructure of the school will be repaired. The Minister also interacted with the students of the Tongu High School.