IMPHAL September 19: DESAM states that many schools have been functioning only for a namesake basis. A press release by Bembem Chanu, publicity secretary of the student body said that volunteers of DESAM conducted field trips and checked the functioning of schools located at far off areas of the valley districts.
It said that some schools namely Chingjao Primary School located at Pumlenpat, Kakching Khunou Tampakyum Primary School, Kakching Khunou Makha High School, Kakching Khunou Primary School, Wangoo Laifam Primary School, Wangoo Tera Junior High School have been checked by the team. The team found several schools lacking in infrastructure and a school being handled singlehandedly by a lone teacher. Other schools have been getting allocation for the mid day meals but the students are not being provided the meals, teachers are not signing the attendance register and so on.
DESAM mentions that the state government should make a policy to address the crippled education system for the welfare of the student community as soon as possible.