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Mon, 11 Dec 2017

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Manipur CM Mulling to Introduce Vocational Training in 40 Colleges

Manipur CM Mulling to Introduce Vocational Training in 40 Colleges
June 18
16:03 2017

Manipur CM N Biren Singh has requested the principals and teachers to make serious efforts towards improving the condition of government educational institutes in the state. He was speaking as the chief guest at the prize distribution function for top rank holders of class X and XII examinations conducted by Board of Secondary Education, Manipur (BOSEM) and Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur (COHSEM).

“Parents nowadays are spending huge amounts of money in children’s education in the state,” Singh pointed, adding, “It is mainly due to emergence of coaching/tuition culture and degradation of government institutes.”

Chief Minister further contended that common people’s wish of giving proper education to their children at affordable cost can’t be fulfilled until the condition of government educational institutes are enhanced. “Although, education is one of the thrust areas of the new government apart from health and infrastructure/communication sectors, no improvement in education sector is possible without the sincere and serious effort of teachers.”

As one of the initial steps for bringing improvement in the education sector, completion of 50 schools (41 schools under SSA and nine schools under RMSA) had been included in the 100 days programme of the new government.
Stating that the government is planning to introduce vocational training in 40 colleges soon, the chief minister informed that deliberations are being made to consider enrolment of even school dropouts in these courses. “There is an alarming rate of dropouts in the state and the impact has been really bad, giving rise to unemployment. It will be even made available to classes 9 and 10 level.”

He further added that the government would open a District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) centre for Imphal East district soon.

“The government is also planning to bring out a transparent transfer and posting policy for teachers and head of institutions under the directorate of education (S) as soon as possible,” he revealed, adding, “For streamlining the education system and to have proper control over the mushrooming of private schools and coaching centres, the Manipur Private Schools (Registration) Bill, 2017 and the Manipur Coaching Institute (Control and Regulation) Bill, 2017 would be placed before the state Assembly in the next session.”

Meanwhile, state Education minister Th. Radheshyam mentioned that the new state government led by Biren Singh had decided to give thrust to education and health sectors.

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