IMPHAL, November 27: A State Cabinet meeting convened today has unanimously resolved to commence the 12th Session of the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly from December 18 to 21 and plead the Governor to summon the session.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh began at 3 pm at the CM’s Secretariat.
According to Education and CAF & PD Minister Moirangthem Okendro who is also the spokesperson of the government, the 11th Session of Manipur Legislative Assembly was adjourned sine-die on August 13 last and accordingly the Governor prorogued the session on November 21.
The Minister informed that the meeting also approved conversion of 13 Government Aided High Schools for Class IX and X in the hill districts as full-fledged Government High Schools with a common campus.
The High Schools will be merged with the nearest Government Junior High Schools for better administration, he said.
Okendro further informed that the 13 Government Aided High Schools which have been receiving Grant-in-Aid from the government from 1980 are Gorkha High School, Hill Model High School, Laii High School, Makui High School, Mapithel Area High School, Maram High School, Ngari High School, North District High School, Patpuihmun High School, Phaibung High School, Thiwa High School, Tongou High School and Valte Khamzathang High School.
Of the 13 approved Government Aided High Schools for conversion into full-fledged High Schools, 11 schools share common campus with Government Junior High Schools for Class I up to Class VIII while the remaining two schools are situated just nearby the campus, the Minister elaborated.
He mentioned that there will be no excessive expenditure on acquiring the 13 Aided High Schools by the government as there are only four approved posts in each of the schools.
A decision to this effect has been taken to ease administrative difficulties, the Minister asserted.s
Maintaining that there are three posts of Graduate Teacher and one sanctioned post of LDC in each of the 13 Aided High Schools, Okendro said that the Graduate Teachers and LDC will also be absorbed by the government with the acquirement of the schools.