Imphal: Star Education Manipur, Manipur government initiative to transform education system through excellence in teaching and learning in classrooms driving radical learning gains was launched by chief minister N. Biren Singh at a function organised by state department of education (S) at Classic Grande, Imphal on Saturday.
The motto of the current education system had now changed from the earlier narrow vision of getting a government job to a broader one of creating jobs and serving the nation. The new initiative would also assist the teachers in better ways of teaching to students, Biren said.
The government had earlier also launched the School Fagathansi Mission with an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards the improvement of government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure, he added.
Many youths of Manipur had now performed better comparing to other states in different fields and added that such achievements had been made possible with the zeal on the part of people to do something new and prevalence of a better environment. The government had always encouraged achievements of all individuals and would be ready to support those who are hardworking, he said.
The new initiative would deploy an innovative technology and data-driven platform, coupled with high quality learning materials, effective training and ongoing coaching for teachers and school leaders, and technology-enabled support teams.
Education minister S. Rajen Singh, education commissioner (education) M. Harekrishna, secretary to chief minister N. Geoffrey, education (S) director L. Nandakumar, co-founders of New Globe Jay Kimmelman and Dr Shanon May and other officials attended the programme among others.
The chief minister released a leaflet on Star Education Manipur and also handed over teachers’ computer sets and school management smart phones to the director.