Imphal: Education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen on Monday said a complaint box will be installed at the directorate of education (S), through which teachers can drop their suggestion, grievances, and queries among others.
If the complaints received are reasonable then necessary steps will be taken up for the betterment of the education system of the state, Rajen said.
The minister was speaking during the reception ceremony held in his honour and organised by department of education (S) and Samagra Shiksha, Manipur at Manipur State Film Development Society Auditorium, Palace Gate. He also expressed his gratitude towards chief minister N. Biren Singh, for allocating him the charge of education department.
Rajen along with other four others were sworn in as ministers on September 24 at Raj Bhavan. He holds the portfolio of education, fisheries and CADA.
The minister said a society can only be developed when its citizen are educated. Education is one of the most important factors for the growth and development of the state, he added.
The minister also asserted on the need of a thorough study of the issues including school dropout, low admission rate at government schools, among others and to sort out strategies for addressing the issues faced in the education sector of the state.
Regarding the opening up of schools in view of the current situation of Covid-19 pandemic, he stated that the government will discuss with various stakeholders and take a optimal decision to ensure that the students are not much affected, taking into consideration the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government.
He appealed to the principals, teachers and other officials of the education department to work sincerely in inculcating quality education to the students, who are the pillars of our future generation.
Commissioner, education (S),T. Ranjit Singh stated that the department which is a challenging department had shown various developments in the last decade and he is hopeful that under the guidance of the minister, the department will thrive towards further advancement.
Director, education (S), L. Nandakumar Singh, chairman, Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur Dr L. Mahendra Singh, officials of Education Department and Samagra Shiksha, Manipur among others attended the reception ceremony.