Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam today laid the foundation stone for construction of the main building of two higher secondary schools. The schools are Kakching Higher Secondary School, Kakching and the Heirok Higher Secondary School, Heirok.
The infrastructural construction of the school buildings should be carried out with a view and belief that ‘the school belongs to one and all, to us’, the Minister said, the structure of the new school buildings will be carried out with proper planning by developing a ‘master plan’ for the structural development keeping in view the future strategies.
Briefing the media persons, Th. Radheshyam elaborated that in student’s life, the phase of Higher Secondary’s i.e., the eleventh and twelfth class are the most crucial stage. Therefore, providing students with better infrastructure and environment is a must. Thus, certain Higher Secondary Schools with high students’ population located at the main centers of the town or districts is being identified to start infrastructural developmental work under the Model School Scheme.
The schools namely the Langmeidong Higher Secondary School, Kakching Higher Secondary School, the Heirok Higher Secondary School, Ukhrul Higher Secondary School, Moreh Higher Secondary School, Tengnoupal and Tamenglong Higher Secondary School is to be improved as model schools in addition to the already existing eleven model school.
Further Education Minister added that some High Schools are also being chalk out for ‘facelift’ in the coming years. These listed schools will be renovated with flooring and tin sheets on regular basis, targeting for higher enrolment of students in the government schools.
Schools, he explained, is the place where all answers of the problems and issues prevailing in the society or a nation lies. Students are the pillars of the future and the place of their education should be made with great care and sense of responsibility. The students need to be encouraged and make them feel attracted towards the school and education, which hold the key of their expectations, he added.
It may be mentioned that he has been visiting various government schools in different parts of the state since he assumes as Minister of Education Department.
MLA Kakching A/C Y. Surchandra Singh also assured that whatever helped needed will be extended in order to check the progress of the construction work being carried out in the school premise of Kakching Higher Secondary School. He also appealed the Minister to build a hostel at Kakching as it is one of the main centers in the southern part of the state.
Director Education (S) Th. Kirankumar urged the principal and teachers to take initiative to provide better education and attract more students.
The function was attended by officials of the Education Department Engineering Wing, Principal, teachers and students of the school.
Source : IFP