FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
IMPHAL, April 29: Education Minister M Okendro has assured a lump sum grant of Rs 50 lakh on Tuesday for construction of a rest house exclusively for teachers at Moreh town of Chandel district, bordering Myanmar.
Minister Okendro was participating in the closing function of a two-day long tiol semir on “quality assurance in higher education issues & challenge in North East India” at Moreh College. The semir was sponsored by Waikhom Mani Girls’ College, Thoubal.
Okendro admitted that teachers often face difficulties while searching for accommodation during their stay at Moreh, saying that the State Government wants to construct a rest house for them in this town to cope with the situation.
The minister, who was the chief guest of the fufnction, expressed his desire to make improvement of the present Moreh College to ensure good academic atmosphere. Okendro also informed that the State Government is considering providing special facilities to all lecturers of Government-Added Colleges whose service has not been regularized by the Government.
The minister said out of 12 Government-Added Colleges, the Mao College is now being run by a society and so some of the shortages of this institute have been able to fulfill so far. He stated that now the Moreh College needs more help from the Government. Okendro pointed out that in some Higher Secondary Schools teacher-student ratio is so disproportiote that some of them are found having more than 30 teachers for only seven oreight students. Minister Okendro also promised to rectify the impasse. Tengnoupal constituency MLA D Korungthang and other officials were also present during the function.