Will Resolve Teachers’ Problems: Conrad Sangma

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said that even though there are a number of challenges ahead in the education sector of the state, the government, however, has embarked on a mission to strategize measures to resolve the problems.

“Education is an important priority for the Government, the Education Policy is an initiative to address the challenges as well as enhance better infrastructure and facilities. There are several constraints in the education sector, however, we have embarked on a mission to strategise measures to resolve the problems of the teachers, who are the backbone for our society,” said Conrad Sangma.

The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering in Nongstoin after inaugurating the newly constructed building of Nongstoin College, funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and Ministry of DoNER, Govt of India in presence of local MLA Macmillan Byrsat.

Inaugurating the college building, the Chief Minister reiterated Government’s commitment to improving the education scenario of the State.

He also lauded the college for its contribution in imparting higher education since its inception from 1978.

It may be mentioned here that an estimated 4.5 cr was sanctioned by RUSA and DoNER for new construction which included – academic block, boys hostel, library and archive, new classrooms and recreation rooms for the students. Apart from the new building the funds were utilized for the development of the college campus and improvement of the college auditorium.

“Development has mostly been city and town-centric in the past, however, we are now contemplating to put our focus to ensure that villages are development with basic amenities and infrastructure created for the overall growth of the State,” the CM said further informing that the state government would ensure equitable development of all-region and that special attention and thrust would be given to districts that are lagging behind.

“If we are able to enhance livelihood in our villages, we will see a significant improvement in our economy, as the growth of the State lies largely on the empowerment of our villages,” he added, informing that the government has launched series of intervention to improve livelihood and income generating opportunities for the accelerated growth of the rural economy.

Conrad Sangma further informed that the government is working out modalities to increase sanctioned post in different colleges of the State and Nongstoin College will also be included in the list.

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