Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh assured that the government would put every effort that is necessary for the development of schools and students.
Biren made the assurance during the 48th Annual Prize Distribution of HSLC Examination 2020 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and Incentives Award Ceremony 2020 of Department of Education (S), Manipur and inauguration of School Fagathansi Mission at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal.
The inauguration cum award distribution ceremony was jointly organised by department of education (schools), Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and Board of Secondary Education Manipur.
Award distribution to meritorious students was a part of the School Fagathansi Mission which was launched earlier this year at Moirangpurel High School, Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. The presentation of the award was a kind of motivation to the students of government schools to work hard in their studies and to achieve excellence in their examinations, the chief minister said.
“Students coming from poor families had been facing problems studying at private schools due to their high fee structures and hindered the development of economic status of their families as their earnings had been expended to the payment of high amount of fees. Therefore, development of infrastructures of government schools is very important to increase enrollment of students which in turn would ease some of the financial burdens faced by poor families,” he added.
He expressed his happiness with the increase in numbers of position holders from government schools and also in the percentage of enrollment of students after the launch of the mission.
“The government would also take up measures to award dutiful teachers as an encouragement to bring out more bright students,” Biren said.
He appealed to the students to be sincere and hard working in their studies as they are the future pillars of the state and not to waste their precious time on any unnecessary matters.
Education minister Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh said an awareness programme on National Education Policy will be conducted soon to make everyone aware of the new policy.
During the programme, Incentive Awards were presented to the students of government schools who secured positions in Higher Secondary Examination (HSE), 2020 and High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE), 2020. Awards were also presented to the district level toppers of the above examinations.
The School Fagathansi Mission was also inaugurated in three other schools including Eastern Ideal High School, Malom Mega High School and Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School apart from Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School.