Minister Okendro appeals against commercialisation of school education

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IMPHAL, January 24: The education minister M Okendro Singh has today appealed against commercialisation of education by both private or government schools and at the same time urged the public to extend cooperation for the growth of education in the state.

The above statement was made by the minister while speaking at the closing function of the silver jubilee foundation day of the KM Blooming Higher Secondary School, Khangabok in Thoubal district. The school authority has been celebration the silver jubilee since January 21.

The minister further said that human efforts for change and development should get fruit adding that the enterprise for a change in education sector and its related field should reach its desired goal provided it receives the assistances of the government and general public alike. But, a certain amount of sacrifice and sincerity is necessary in accomplishing the desired goal, he added.

Okendro continued that all the government school teachers should be trained within 2015; likewise, it is also mandatory for private schools to do so and fulfilment of guidelines under RTE should also be followed. He further added the state administration will soon be enforcing TET as mandatory criteria for teacher recruitment before adding that government India is planning to enforce RTE to private school across the country in letter and spirit.

The education minister expressed that KM Blooming School is not only becoming prominent in Thoubal district but also in the entire Manipur and urged the school authority to open its branches in other district also so that the government’s plan of self sufficiency in education sector could be achieved.

During the function, Ph Nandakumar Sharma, joint secretary of BOSEM (academic) stated that the purpose of education is to teach the students so that necessary human resource of the society could be produced adding that the education policy should aimed at awakening people from ignorance and make possible for them to understand what is wrong and what is right. He also mentioned the usefulness of introducing dance, song, fine arts, thang ta etc in the school syllabus from the coming academic year.

As part of the function, the Konjengbam Kusumani Devi Memorial Award for position holders in HSLC Exam was presented to N Binita of the school. The award carries cash prize of Rs 10,000 and it was donated by K Shyam of Lamding Charapur, Thoubal.

The founder of the school also distributed gifts to the best teachers, students and pensions to 75 plus old people. Later on, the students of the school displayed various cultural program.

The silver jubilee celebration was also attended by PHED minister I Hemochandra, MLA K Ranjit, the chairman of BOSEM and council, director of the MOBEDS.

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