Imphal, Feb 21: Opposition MLAs today echoes for a proper education policy either on cadre base system for Hill and valley or on district wise basis.
Moving cut motion to the passing of the demand for grant of the Education department, MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur said that due to lack of proper education policy on the transfer policy of the teachers, schools run by the government have been declining day after another.
Representing from Ukhrul assembly constituency, MLA Alfred Kanngam Arthur highlighted the pathetic state of government schools at his assembly constituency particularly schools at interior border area. The MLA further said that people now consider education as the backbone of the society . And as every parents felt that education is a much for their wards , parents however poor sent their wards to Ukhrul district headquarter, Imphal or outside the state.
Transfer of teacher crossing district is stated to be a major problem in the present problem of education, Alfred said and suggested the government for introduction of a education policy where transfer policy is left to the district administration authority
MLA RK Imo also stated that problem with the state education sector is the transfer policy. As the state is not having proper transfer policy both the MLAs as well as those in the department are having serious problem.
The failure to provide proper infrastructure to government schools was also brought to the notice of the education Minister.
MLA Nashir, while terming the education policy as failed one, said that even LDC are performing the job of principal at one college of his constituency. Nashir represent Lilong Assembly constituency.
Joykishan said that budget for the education is not enough in view of the lack of infrastructures for the schools.
MLA Fajur Rahman also drew the attention of the Education Minister over the negligence of the government teachers who are more qualified than the private school teachers.
“None of the government teachers sent their children to any of the government school, instead they sent their wards to private school. Sending children to private schools instead of sending o the schools that they taught showed that they are careless on their and have lost faith in the government school.
MLA K Meghachandra while moving cut motion suggested at least one model school at each assembly constituency. He said many government schemes like SSA, RMSA, RUSA , mid day meal are there and students are provided books and uniform at free of cost but most parents sent their wards to private school where they have to spend money. The scheme when reached to Manipur is not properly implemented that is why government school are dying day after another.
MLA Th. Lokeshore in his cut motion urged the education to clarify on whether the ZEO are kept for name sakes . The ZEO at present are not allowed to performed their duty like checking of schools , however , they have now stopped inspecting schools as the Directorate these days gave no permission.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.