Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma opens college of teachers' education building in Tura
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, in the presence of Chief Adviser Thomas A Sangma, the oficials from the education department and the district administration inaugurated the new building of the College of Teacher Education (CTE)
TURA: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, in the presence of Chief Adviser Thomas A Sangma, the oficials from the education department and the district administration inaugurated the new building of the College of Teacher Education (CTE) at Rongkhon in Tura on 19 August.
Speaking at the inaugural function, the Chief Minister said that in the last four and half years our education system and overall economic situation improved in the state but education has been a big challenging sector as a whole and the Government has prioritized education since 2018.
Lamenting the lack of clear directions or policies for moving forward to ensure the overall and holistic approach to improving the education sector, he said that his Government had identified the systematic problems and had made substantial investments much higher compared to the previous years in education.
The Chief Adviser to the Chief Minister, Thomas A Sangma, while speaking on the occasion said that the world of education is changing rapidly and we need quality infrastructures to keep pace.
The Director of DERT, John P Lakiang, while speaking on the occasion, highlighted the roles and responsibilities of a teacher and informed that this Government has laid a lot of emphasis on youth.
The Principal of CTE, Rongkhon, Dr Meena A Sangma, in her speech informed that in this state-of-the-art building, there are 119 classrooms, separate rooms for teaching faculties, etc. and said that this CTE is one of the best institutions in the state. While highlighting the needs of the institution, she informed that 90 posts of teaching faculty need to be created and filled up.
The Additional Director of Higher and Technical Education, A Ali Nagi, while delivering the welcome address, informed the gathering that this new building have been constructed for Rs 18 crore funded by the Asian Development Bank's Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya and said that this institution will fulfil the need for B Ed and M Ed courses as per the NCTE norms and standards.
The others who spoke on the occasion included the Additional DC, Tura, Dolrich Berin G Momin. On the day, senior lecturer, Nancy N Sangma, proposed the vote of thanks, a press release said.
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