Chief Minister N Biren on August 17 said that the his government is giving serious thrust to improvement of education system of the state. He appealed to all the government teachers to work with dedication, while stating that he has received information, though not confirmed, regarding sending substitutes by some teachers.

The chief minister asked such teachers to immediately stop such malpractices if they are really indulging in it. Like in Manipur police department, he said, the state government is in active consideration to install biometrics attendance machines in government schools to ensure presence of teachers at their posting places.

In what could be called as a historic move of the state government, foundation stones for improvement of 60 government schools under ‘School Fagathansi’ (improve school) mission were laid at different places of the state.

The main function was held at the cabinet hall of chief minister’s secretariat, where the interacted with the dignitaries and officials present at seven different schools through video conferencing.

During the interaction, he directed the school Fagathansi Mission Management Committees to work sincerely and ensure completion of improvement works within three months.

Biren said that the state government had taken up the initiative of ‘School Fagathansi’ mission to give a renewed thrust towards overall improvement of government schools in terms of physical and manpower infrastructural gaps and also to increase in enrolment in the government schools.

He stressed that feedbacks gathered through his government’s ‘Go to Village’ and ‘Go to Hills’ missions had been an important input for the government to mend certain gaps and factors hindering development in the state. Economic condition of common people has not improved despite government’s effort as they generally spend huge amount of money in their children’s education.

As such, the government decided to enhance the condition of government schools by initiating the mission, he added.

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