Manipur education minister inspects govt schools, colleges

Manipur education minister inspects govt schools, colleges
Manipur education minister inspecting government schools, colleges in Imphal on Tuesday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 9 | Publish Date: 7/9/2019 11:35:24 AM IST

Manipur education minister Thokchom Radheshyam and officials of education (school) department on Tuesday inspected some government schools and colleges in Imphal.

The minister inspected Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School,  Hindi Teachers Training College, and Dhanamanjuri College of Teachers Education at DM College Campus among others. During the inspection at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, the minister praised the teaching staff of the school for the good performance of its students in the  2019 Higher Secondary School Leaving Examination (HSSLE).

The school recorded pass percentage of 92.36% this year compared to 54.9% in 2018.  With the improvement in performance in the HSSLE, there has been an increase in demand for admission to the school, he claimed. Radheshyam also stated that maintaining proper infrastructure of the school was essential towards bringing a quality education.  He said that the increase in student intake capacity has also increased the pressure on existing infrastructure and added that four additional classrooms will soon be constructed. 

The school authority highlighted the minister on the need of a proper toilet facility for the hostel students which the minister assured that a temporary toilet will be set up within one or two months at the ground floor of the hostel building. 

The school has been playing an important role in imparting girls’ education in the state. It is one of the best government schools of Manipur and for the country as well, he added.

Principal of the school A Sangeeta Devi stated that the student intake capacity for the current academic year has increased by 100 students and overall total student capacity is around 1700.  She also said that each class has student strength of 100 each. 

The minister suggested that there was a need to increase the number of section from four sections to five sections. The minister also inspected the Hindi Teachers Training College and Dhanamanjuri College of Teachers Education both located at DM College Campus, Imphal wherehe said that teachers were one of the important constituent of education system, adding that they play a major role in imparting education to the young minds. 

With regard to the visit at the Hindi Teachers Training College, he said that Hindi is used as a common language for communication across the country. 

He said it will be beneficial to impart the basic knowledge of Hindi which will be helpful for those who travel outside the state in communicating with others. 

He also sought the support of every stakeholder in any developmental steps being taken up for the betterment of education sector.


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