Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam yesterday visited the Kasom Khullen High School, Kasom Khullen, in Kamjong District and inspected the school infrastructure including building, classrooms and hostels of both boys and girls.
At the Kasom Khullen High School campus, the Minister interacted with the students, where students raised various issues concerning the school. Concerning up-gradation of the high school to a higher secondary school, the Minister assured to look into the issue. He explained that once a detailed report is called from the officials concerned he will discuss it with the Hon’ble Chief Minister.
Dr. Radheshyam, who was on his maiden visit to the village as Education Minister, was also warmly welcomed by Kasom Khullen Villagers at the Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra building. During a brief interaction with the villagers, he said that he has a close affinity with the village and its people as his father was once posted as a teacher and lived in the village for more than a decade. He further assured to look into their demands regarding development of education sector in the area.
During his brief interaction with the villagers, the Minister gave a patient hearing to the concerns of the villagers in the education sector. The villagers highlighted that the Kasom Khullen High School is the lone government high school in Kasom Khullen and used to be one of the leading schools with more than 300 students in the past. However, the number of students has declined over the years due to several reasons. Further highlighting the importance of a higher secondary school in the village or nearby areas, they also pointed out that many students dropped out after completion of 10th grade as they are unable to afford further studies in outside the district due to financial constraint.