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Manipur CM bats for improving government schools

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A great teacher is one a student cherishes forever, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said, in a speech on Saturday, adding that a disciplined teacher will only produce good and disciplined students.
Singh was addressing at the graduation day ceremony of Phase-2 training-cum-valedictory programme of 10-Day Induction Training Programme for teachers and headmasters of government schools at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School in Imphal today.
On the occasion, the chief minister lauded and congratulated government school teachers and pointed out that government schools recorded a high pass percentage of above 60 percent in the recently declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2022 result.
Singh further said teachers should set a target to achieve cent percent pass percentage next year.
He said that the government will also honour and award teachers of government schools which secured high pass percentage in the recent HSLC examinations.
“The government strives to provide good quality education for everyone,” he said.
He said that his government launched “School Fagathansi Mission” in 2018 with the same objective of improving school education. The chief minister claimed that the mission was very useful because since its launch, admission in government schools has increased tremendously.
He said that around 180 schools have been covered under the mission for better infrastructure and overall improvement.
Singh also appreciated the energy and confidence shown by the teachers during the function and said teachers should approach their students with the same zeal as shown on the day.
He said he can see smart, energetic teachers with a “Ready to do something” zeal in the teachers present today and said the credit should go to the STAR Education team.
The chief minister further said , “Today we could consider STAR education policy as a success and congratulated the minister, commissioner, director and their teams involved in the programme.”
Meanwhile, the chief minister urged everyone to wear masks and take COVID vaccination in view of the rising trend of infections in the state.
State education minister Th Basanta said that the chief minister has led from the front by encouraging all in bringing a sea of change in the state’s education sector.
He said, “Education is the foundation of any society and every advanced society developed due to their education system.”
He appealed to the teachers participating in the training to inspire their students and fellow teachers. He said top priority should be the students and how to make them improve their performances.
The minister stressed the need for fully implementation of the ‘No School Bag day’ on Saturdays while asserting that it dedicated the day to educating the students on social skills and others activities.
During today’s programme, participants also shared their testimonials. A handing out of certificates to the participants, teachers’ tablets and headmasters’ smartphones to selected participants was also organized as part of the function.
STAR Education Manipur stands for System Transformation and Rejuvenation of Education Manipur and is an ambitious initiative of the state government to transform the quality of public education across the state. It was launched in October 2021.
A program under the Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and a component of the flagship School Fagathansi Mission, STAR Education’s induction training for teachers and headmasters involved over 1500 teachers and headmasters from over 250 schools from across the 16 districts of the state.
The first phase of the training was held from June 27 to July 6 at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal.
The training programme was led by 56 staff from New Globe, including 24 trainers, eight international experts from New Globe’s Global team and a support staff.

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