SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma attended the 33rd Biennial General Conference of Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) as the chief guest at St Anthony’s College, Shillong on Friday.
Addressing the inaugural session of the conference, the Chief Minister, while congratulating MCTA in its contributions towards the cause of college teachers, students and the education sector as a whole, said that it is important for all stakeholders in the education sector not to forget the important objective of shaping the younger generations to be the champions of the future.
“While it is important to maintain and improve the quality of education, motivate the teachers and give them the right infrastructures and service conditions, it is important for all stakeholders in the education sector to remember why we are here, to mould, guide and shape the future of the students,” the Chief Minister said. He added that the government is aware and concerned about the challenges in the education sector and is committed to addressing those issues and challenges.
“For India, the youth is our greatest challenge and the greatest resource and if we all stakeholders can do our part we will become a great nation and to see that our state Meghalaya surges ahead,” reiterated the Chief Minister.
Also speaking during the occasion was Minister of Education Lakhmen Rymbui who lamented that the students of the sixth semester of NEHU had to resort to agitation for the delay in the declaration of the results.
Rymbui said that this delay in the declaration of results is creating problems for students seeking admission in postgraduate courses across the country.
The minister urged the teachers to ensure that such delays and uncertainties do not happen in future and the students are not put into hardships. He added that the government is trying to address the issues and problems faced by every category of teachers and reminded the teachers of the need to work together and understand each other’s responsibilities and constraints and to work for the larger benefit of the students.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also felicitated the retired college teachers during the occasion.
Among others who spoke during the Inaugural Session were president, MCTA, Dr B H Buam, Vice Principal, St Anthony’s College, Fr J Nongskeh and vice president, MCTA, Malcolm Tariang.