IMPHAL, July 5: The Democratic Students’ Alliance, Manipur conducted a one day academic discussion on ‘disturbance free zone’ at the Central Hall, DM College of Science.
Professor N Joykumar Singh, director Centre for Manipur Studies, department of History, Manipur University attended the discussion as the moderator.
Pandam executive editor, N Tomba; Manipur Recognised Private School Welfare Association, secretary Joy Khuman; secretary senior citizen for society professor L Sadananda; All Manipur Student Guardian Organisation, S Sumati; Government College Teacher Association, general secretary S M Islammuddin; All Manipur College Teachers Association, president Loken; DAV Public School, vice principal S Yaima and Harvard School president Nabachandra attended the discussion as resource persons.
DESAM general secretary P Premchandra in his key note address said though quality education is a frequently discussed issue in the State it has failed to make much improvement.
In this information era where knowledge is considered the greatest human resource, the importance of quality education has become even more important, he said.
Now, improvement in the quality of education should be the formost priority in the State today, he asserted.
The increase in the number of crimes including murder, rape, corruption, theft, degrading morality among the children, teachers’ negligence towards their students are all consequences of a grim education quality, he said.
Quality education should be provided from the grassroot level, he added.
Premkumar strongly urged the authorities for the reconstruction and redesigning of the curriculums from the school to university levels.
The government should also stop corruption and politicising of education sector and instead provide the needed infrastructure to the educational institutes, he said.
Armed outfits in the State should also stop making demands on the schools, he said and further appealed o all to exempt education from the purview of bandhs, blockade and boycott.
Teachers should pay extra interest to their weaker students and only then can education improve, said Pandam executive editor N Tomba.
Schools are institutes where student get education and gain knowledge and as such there are no differences between government and private schools, he said.
An economics student of Manipur University, Shaolin said the system is not on the right track hampered by social, political and economic crisises.
Ignorance about the value of education among the public has led to according more importance to marks and percentage, whereas the government continue to be unconcern.
Too much bandhs and blockade also affects the system in the State.