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Meghalaya to continue with ADB project to improve education sector

Correspondent Tura(Meghalaya), Oct 26 | Publish Date: 10/26/2019 12:41:13 PM IST

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said that his government would continue with the “Supporting Human Capital Development Project in Meghalaya” funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the education sector in the state. 

Sangma said this after inaugurating the new Building of Wadanang Secondary School, Tura which was constructed under “Supporting Human Capital Development Project in Meghalaya” funded by ADB. 

The project focuses on improvement of secondary education, infrastructure and skill development. 

Under this project, scores of government aided secondary and higher secondary schools in the state are being upgraded with the kind of infrastructure to improve the overall learning environment for the students and so far about 14 numbers of such schools have completed in the region.

Terming the project as a blessing for the students, people of Wadanang locality as well as Garo Hills and Meghalaya as a whole, Sangma said this is the appropriate time to thank all those people who were instrumental in bringing the project including the Ministers of the previous government, former Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Zenith Sangma and former legislator, Noverfield R Marak, the present government and all the officers concerned for completing the project successfully. 

Moreover, he informed that the present government is keen to take this project further and said that Phase II of the ADB project is underway which would further improve the necessary requirements of various schools of the region.

Informing  that Garo Hills has an average pass percentage in the whole region with regard to SSLC Examinations, the Chief Minister informed that after much deliberation and discussion with the concerned officials, it has been decided to identify Bottom 20 schools from the region and provide special classes especially for those students appearing for the SSLC Examinations. 

Stating that most of the schools have four months long break during winter holidays after which the students directly appear for their examinations may be one of the reason for their bad performance, he said that special classes should be given to them during this break. Further, Sangma informed that many things are being planned to improve the education scenario in the region so that the students utilise the facilities properly and gets maximum benefit. 

Moreover, in the initiative to transform the education sector in the state, he said that it depends on the person who runs it to make it as a centre of excellence for the people of the region.

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