IMPHAL, September 5: ‘’It is unfortunate to notice that students of government instituions have not performed at par compared to students of private institutions. People should put their concerted effort to bridge the gap so as to fetch more satisfactory result. The government will ensure that all those institutions lack no insfrastructure and other facilities. For this, suggestions from people including retired teachers are most welcome to improve the functioning of the institutions’’.
This was stated by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh while gracing the Teachers’ Day 2013 celebration as Chief Guest. The function jointly organised by Departments of Education (S); State Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Society; State Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Society; Higher & Technical Education; State Council for Educational Research and Training, Adult Education; Directorate of Language Planning & Implementation; Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur was held today at DM College’s Multipurpose Hall.
O Ibobi further said human resource department needs to be strengthened and education should be kept at top priority adding that government and private institutions should move hand in hand to facilitate the education sector and that the role of parents is also of paramount importance in maintaining the desire result.
“Around 20 government schools have recorded nil in clearing the Class X and Class XII exams. There was a time when schools run by government used to perform exceptionally well and one must ascertain what went wrong,’’ the CM observed.
Asserting that during a spot assessment at Tombisana High School, seven/eight teachers were found to be not discharging their duties, O Ibobi said when asked on their negligence, the teachers had replied that they were compelled to sit idle sometimes due to lack of students in the school.
He continued that the number of students admitted in TG Higher Secondary School does not match with the space of the school and that the students enrolled in the current session was much higher against the reserved seat capacity of 500 students which need to be questioned and rectified.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister M. Oken said a new guest house will be constructed in Bengali High School next year adding that within three months, the Manipur Education Service Rules, 2012 would be implemented in the State at the earliest.
Announcing that retirement age service for teachers of government institutions would be extended up to 65 years from 62 years and special attention would also be given to Differently Abled Persons, the minister said under SSA, around 300 schools will be constructed in both the valley and hills district where the schools will be looked all alike with same colour and structure.
Saying that several memorandums were submitted by variuos organisation to him today, the Minister said most of the demands mentioned in the memorandum would be considered and put into action.
Today’s celebration was also attended by Preshow Shimray, Dy Speaker & MLA Chingai A/C, Ukhrul District; Kikhonbou Newmai, MLA Tamei A/C, Tamenglong District; D Korunthang, MLA Tengnoupal A/C, Chandel District; Prithviraj Singh, Parliamentary Secretary (YAS & Tourism) & MLA Moirang A/C; Vungzagin Valte, Parliamentary Secretary (Hort, SC & CADA) & MLA Thanlon A/C; Dr Ng Bijoy Singh, MLA Khurai A/C; Md Fajur Rahim, Chairman WAKF Board & MLA Wabagai A/C and Alexander Pao, MLA Karong A/C.