Manipur Edu Minister breaks silence on RTE

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Manipur, IMPHAL, January 31: The State Advisory Committee on RTE constituted under Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 rule number 26 with the Education Minister, Moirangthem Oken as the Chairperson has appealed to the Catholic School Society not to conduct any admission entrance tests for this year.

Speaking to media persons during a press meet at his office, the Education Minister said the committee was formed to give advice to the Government in relation with the educational system in the state.

“The committee also will decide along with intellectual persons to make-up a new system akin to screening tests for the new enrollment for the next year,” he said while adding that RTE must be implement in all the Catholic School and there should be 25% reservation for the minorities.

The voice made by various civil society organizations to change the education system is appreciated by the Government, he added while saying that such calls were aimed at bringing about a better educational system. 

The Minister further requested the public to inform if anyone use the name of the Education Department and takes bribes under promise of employment, adding that such complaints should be immediately taken up to the concerned Minister or to a nearby police station to take action. 

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