Imphal: Education minister S. Rajen Singh said the government has launched National Education Policy, NEP-2020 with a vision to build a stronger nation.
Understanding the necessity of improving education sector of the country, NEP was launched by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in 2020, the minister said.
Rajen was addressing at the inaugural function of Huidrom, Lower Primary School in Imphal East.
Improving and proper functioning of government schools is very much necessary. People particularly in the rural areas can hardly afford for the education of their children in private schools with their very low income, he said.
The state launched School Fagathanshi Mission with the objective to improve education system of the state as well as to reduce school dropout students. The government has also been providing free education to the children up to the age of 14. Government schools are also not lesser in comparison with the private schools. Registering of students to government schools has been increasing during the recent years, he added.
He maintained that State Task Force and sub task force have been constituted for the successful implementation of the National Education Policy. A grand awareness programme had also been organised on NEP at City Convention Centre to propagate awareness on NEP. District and sub-divisional level awareness programmes on NEP will also be organised, he added.
The minister also assured to upgrade the Huidrom, LP School to Primary School. He also appealed the locals of Huidrom to send their children to government schools. Minister Rajen also instructed the teachers to render their service with sincerity.
Ksh. Budha Meetei, president SMC, Huidrom, I. Robichandra Meitei, ZP member, Sawombung, I. Prem Meitei, Ex-Pradhan, Pungdongbam G.P., L. Nungsshi Devi, ward member, Pungdongbam G.P. graced the inaugural function as president and guests of honour respectively. Officers from education department also attended the function, an official statement said.