Imphal, June 16: A function was held at Poiroukhongjin High School of Imphal East under Andro Assembly Constituency today to fete the students of the school who have passed the high school leaving certificate examination (HSLC) conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) as well as the teachers of the institute. MLA Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Headmaster of the school M Rajendra, H Jatra Singh- ZEO Zone II Imphal East, S Sutjamani Singh- Deputy Inspector of Schools, M Biramangol Singh and Md Abdul Gafar- Assistant Inspector of Schools were present as Chief Guest, President and Guests of Honour respectively. Speaking on the occasion, MLA Shyamkumar stated that the declining quality of education in the government-run educational institutions in the state have compelled many parents to opt for private schools with high costs which have a negative impact on the society and is also a cause for rising crime rate, not to mention the extra coaching fees required to be shelled out. But the collective efforts of the public, the MLA and the staffs of Poiroukhongjin High School, Andro High School, Huikap High School etc have paid off, with more students seeking admission in these schools. The chief guest express satisfaction on a few students securing letter mark as well as passing in first division while declaring that hostel facilities are being considered if there is enough number of students in class X from next year. Pointing out the ongoing construction work in the school the MLA also stressed on the important of cooperation amongst everyone in the area. He also extends hope that the coming years will produce better students from these schools. Five students securing first division including three students with letter marks and sixteen students who pass in second division were presented with gifts. The student also presented various traditional and cultural entertainment programme to mark the occasion.