Imphal, the 30th April, 2018 (DIPR) : “The quality of education is link to textbooks so in order to achieve quality education new textbooks with e-learning contents and bar codes will be prescribe from the next session” .This was stated by Th, Ranjit Singh, Director, Department of Education in a series of Press Conference held at DIPR, Moirangkhom today organised by DIPR for Head of Departments for highlighting the activities and achievements of the departments under the Government of Manipur.
During the Press conference, the Director highlighted the actions initiated by the department for improving the education systems such as introducing new methods of teachings like LEC- Learning Enhancement Card( for class 1 to vii) and TLM – Teaching Learning Materials( which is already introduced in about 100 schools). Under the scheme ‘Lairik TamHallasi- no child left behind’ the department has initiated a drive to identify school dropouts from the age group of kindergarten to 18 years and enrolled them in schools and also for those who have attained more than 18 years are enrolled in Adult Education.
The Department also introduced Green Schools under which students, teachers and volunteers are involved to paint the walls in different colours as a form of learning process. Kitchen Gardens are also introduced from which students plants vegetables which are again served in the mid-day meals. Along with this, Saturday Social Service , Games and Sports Remedial Classes, and award for top performer are given in order to motivate students.
The Department also initiated Amalgamation of School for forming composite Schools, providing adequate infrastructure viz buildings , benches, blackboards, minor/ major repairs and establishment of 7(seven) Residential Schools under Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India along with Up-gradation of KGBVs/ Residential Schools to secondary Classes. The School Shoes Fund – a campaign for provision of school shoes to Government school students from voluntary donations ans Samagra Shisha Abhiyan – an integrated scheme for School Education which will cover students from Pre- Nursery to Senior Secondary are also initiated.
The total number of Schools recognise by the Government till date is 3847, out of which 2335 are under Education (S), 927numbers of Private Schools and 585 numbers of Aided Schools. The total number of Sanction Posts including Principals/ Vice Principals,, teachers, head masters and others is 20618, out of which 5626 are still lying vacant. There are 9 numbers of Functional Model Schools, 11 numbers of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas and 9 Residential Schools.
Apart from the Director, Smt . Ch. Shachi, Additional Director( Valley), Shri Lerte Kom. Additional Director( Hills), Shri T. Geetchandra Singh, Additional Director(Planning), Shri RK Tenedy, Additional Director(Sc. Promotion) and Shri Davcid Soiraisem( Administrative Officer) were also present in the Press Conference.