From our Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, July 9: In order to cope up with the SSLC pass percentage of the State, Garo Hills will have special coaching centres for pre-matriculation students, announced Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. Speaking at an official function held at Gonglangre, South Garo Hills, the Chief Minister lamented the Garo Hills students’ unsatisfactory results in the SSLC examinations in the last three years. He said that a special coaching scheme for the benefit of students undergoing matriculation has been put in place by the government. He informed that any NGO or educational institution wanting to coach could avail the scheme by directly contacting the concerned Deputy Commissioner who will release the necessary funds. Stressing the need for trained human resources, Sangma said that a multi-facility centre to facilitate training of trainers would soon be established at Chokpot. Trainers from Coimbatore, Kerala would be brought for optimal training, he added. He stated that the social sector, namely education and health in rural areas of the region need to be looked into seriously so as to formulate a sustained development in these particular sectors. Speaking about migration of students, Sangma informed that the government was establishing residential schools in all the blocks of the State to reverse the trend.