Manipur Government is planning to launch an education scheme for the children of financially weak families in the state by March 15.
Under the new scheme, the State Government would bear all the expenses of books, admission fees and uniform for the poor students reading in Class IX and X.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed about it during the inauguration of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) with staff quarters and a Rural Market Shed at Tumukhong Moirangpurel in Manipur’s Imphal East District on Wednesday.
The step is being undertaken considering the report of school drop out in the state due to poverty.
The objective is to help children of financially weak families complete matriculation since the minimum qualification of Government employment in the State is Class X standard.
The Government has decided to help the poor students to complete Matriculation, says Biren who sensed the hardships faced by development project affected villages.
He also assured that he would put in all possible efforts to upgrade Moirangpurel Government High School to a higher secondary school. He also said that necessary staff and doctors would be deputed to the newly inaugurated PHC as soon as possible.
Deputy Speaker K Robindro, Thanga MLA and PDA Chairman T Robindro, Wangoi MLA O Lukhoi, Kakching MLA Y. Surchandra, Wangjing Tentha MLA P Brojen, Keirao MLA L Rameshwor, Sekmai MLA H Dingo, Yaiskul MLA Th Satyabrata, Kshetrigao MLA N Indrajit, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu and Imphal East district DC Th. Chitra also attended the function.