Education minister continues to visit schools

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 27, 2018: Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam, today, visited the higher secondary schools assigned as the examination centers for Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) at Imphal.

The examination was commenced on September 25 and will continue till 29.

The minister expressed that it was important to ascertain whether the examination of D.El.Ed. conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is carried out without any disturbances and to confirm that the prevailing law and order condition is not interfering with the examination, he is personally visiting the examination centers, he added. Overall 96.15% attendance was recorded for today’s examination.

Recently the HRD ministry had directed that the teachers in both the private and government schools and those willing to pursue teaching as profession must have DElEd. The Union government has also directed the state governments to ensure that the all untrained teachers especially those teaching primary students register themselves for diploma course offered by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) by March 2019. In Manipur around 25,000 teachers have enrolled for the course out of which 23,000 are appearing for the examination.

 Accompanied by the joint secretary, education L. Nandakumar Singh, and the concern officials the minister highlighted that the visit is also meant to look into the condition of the higher secondary schools of the state. He pointed out that it is important to strengthen the higher secondary schools of the state to bring out qualitative advancement in education to improve the performance of the students. Certain criteria of the school have been put in focus for expansion of the school infrastructure by developing extra classrooms, libraries and laboratories.

The ministerial team had visited the Wangkhei Girls High School, T. G. Higher Secondary School, Johnstone Higher Secondary School and Ahanthem Tomba Upper Primary School, Keisamthong.

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