Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition Government in Manipur is planning to initiate uniform for teachers of the Government schools in the State.
Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam disclosed this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the New Academic Block of the N Gulap Memorial English School, Haraorou village, about 20 km north-east of Imphal under Imphal East district on Sunday.
Minister Th Radheshyam said uniform for teachers has already been started in some private schools and it will be implemented for the teachers engaged in Government schools too.
The van services for transportation of school students will also be scrutinised soon after discussing with the people concerned, he said. The norms and regulations will be set once decided.
He said that children face lots of pressure from high demanding parents leading to unwanted circumstances driving them away from dear and near ones.
Appealing to the parents and guardians to encourage the children rather than, too demanding, he said that every child has their own capability and talents and should be led to grow instead of imposing the desires of the elders.
Stressing that education is to prepare children for life and not just to get good marks and a job, Minister Radheshyam said children are the future pillar and it is therefore important to boost their creativity and to dream big that would lead to new inventions and innovations.
He also urged to use the audio-visual teaching and learning method to make learning more interesting. The children, he said, should be made to have discussion and experimentation among their peers under the guidance of the teachers and guardians to inspire and help them in discovering their innate abilities imbibed with moral values.
Emphasising on need to make the school a place of attraction for the children, he said that the financial and social shortcomings should not be made to become an impediment. He appealed to the teachers to treat the students as their own, supporting them to overcome their weaknesses.
With the new Government in power, two acts namely the Manipur Private Schools (Registration & Regulation) Act, 2017 and the Manipur Coaching Centre (Registration & Regulation) Act, 2017 was enacted on September 11, 2017 to regulate and supervise the establishment of private schools in the State.
The steps were initiated after the parents lodged complaints against heavy schools bags and seating capacity of school vans. Manipur has 4,978 schools including 3291 Government, 927 private and 112 unrecognised schools besides others, recognised ‘madrasa.’
The day’s event at N Gulap Memorial English School, Haraorou village was attended by the dignitaries, teachers and students.