Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Saturday called for improving the quality of education from the grassroots.
He was speaking at the commemoration program of the 57th Glorious years of Govt Higher Secondary School at Kimin. Saying that poor performance in the Class X CBSE board exam was mainly due to poor foundation in the feather schools, that is at primary and middle schools, Mein said, “We need to improve the quality of education from the primary level itself to improve the CBSE results”.
He added that every responsible citizen had to rethink and ponder upon the poor quality of education in the state. “We need a strong political and social will to bring in the desired changes in the education system,” he said and sought the support and cooperation of the parents and the students in this regard.
The deputy chief minister further stated that since the introduction of 80:20 ratio in the recruitment process, almost all the schools are manned by the Arunachalee tribal teachers now. They have a great responsibility to shoulder with a big challenge to groom the future generation and mould them in right directions to which the future state of the state would depend upon. He said that there should be a sense of competitiveness among the students and parallel growth of the private and the government schools with a spirit of competitiveness to impart quality education.
Mein lauded the pioneers and the land donors of the school for their sacrificed and initiatives because of which the present generation of the area could see the light of education. He urged the alumnus to pay something back to the schools or society from where they have come from or done their schooling and help in building a healthy future of the state in whatever manner they can. Responding to a memorandum submitted on the occasion, he assured to look upon the demands for inclusion of Science & Commerce Streams and for an Auditorium Hall and Principal Quarter for GHSS Kimin. Environment & Forest Minister Nabam Rebia said that GHSS School, Kimin is one of the oldest school of undivided Subansiri district.
He informed that the school has produced IPS, doctors, engineers, politicians and many officers, some of them are serving as directors in the state government.
He also said that the foundation of the education should be made strong to improve the education scenario of the state. He urged the educated youth to come out some time to visit schools and teach or interact with the students in their leisure time, this way also they can contribute back something to the school.