Dimapur district mission authority DMA for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan SSA held its coordination meeting at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner Dimapur on March 18.
The meeting was chaired by deputy commissioner and DMA Chairman, Maongwati Aier.
While welcoming the board members to the meeting, the chairman said Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) was one of the pilot projects and flagship programme of the centre and state government for universalisation of education in the state.
He said for proper implementation of this flagship programme, a three–tier system of planning has been set up by the state govt. from grass-root to top level such as block, district and state level.
Aier said implementation of SSA under communitization in the state has gained appreciation throughout the country as it encouraged equal opportunity for education of both the gender.
He added that the state government was more focused on girl child and child with special needs CWSN or physically challenged education, and said this was the reason why the state is witnessing high literacy rate at 67%.
The DC also urged all allied departments like administration, education, health and family welfare, food and civil supply, rural development, social welfare etc., for co-operation and converged as one entity for successful implementation of this flagship programme in the district.
He said that there were some water-tight departments who do not want to share information or their project, thus hampering development in the district. He said information sharing and cooperation was very important to avoid overlapping or duplication of work.
While highlighting power point on activities of school education in the district, district education officer, DEO, Asono Ndang said there were 301 government schools which included 229 GPS, 60 GMS, 9 GHS and 3 GHSS and 1778 teachers in the district. DEO also said state mission authority SMA was yet to release free textbooks and uniforms in the district.
The board members also expressed their dismay and opined that textbooks and uniforms should be released at the earliest as the classes are in full swing for the last three months.
On deployment of teachers, to safeguard the student’s career and to sensitize education system in the state, the members opined that the concerned department needs to act rationally while posting are being done.
Members who attended the meeting included ADC Sedevikho Khro, deputy project director, SMA SSA, Polem Tep, Rtd., joint director SE, John Lohe, DMC member Lipok and other head of offices.