Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein called for improving the quality of education from the grassroots. He was speaking at the programme to commemorate the 57th year of Government Higher Secondary School at Kimin in Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday.
Mein said that poor performance in the CBSE Class X examination is mainly due to the poor foundation in the primary and middle schools. “We need to improve the quality of education from the primary level itself to improve the CBSE results,” he said.
Adding that every responsible citizen has to rethink and ponder upon the poor quality of education in the State, he said, “We need a strong political and social will to bring in the desired changes in the education system. The support of the parents and the students is needed in this regard.”
Mein said that since the introduction of 80:20 ratio in the recruitment process, almost all the schools are manned by the Arunachalee tribal teachers now.
“They have a great responsibility to shoulder with a big challenge to groom our future generation and mould them in the right direction. There should be a sense of competitiveness among the students and the parallel growth of the private and the government-run schools for quality education,” he said.
The Deputy Chief Minister lauded the pioneers and the land donors of the school for their sacrifice and initiatives because of which the present generation of the area could see the light of education.
He urged the alumni to pay something back to the schools or society from where they have come or done their schooling and help in building a healthy future of the State in whatever manner they can.
Responding to a memorandum submitted on the occasion, he said he would look into the inclusion of Science and Commerce streams and for an auditorium and principal’s quarter for GHSS Kimin.
Minister of Environment and Forest Nabam Rebia said that GHSS Kimin is one of the oldest schools of the undivided Subansiri district.
“The school has produced IPS, doctors, engineers, politicians and many officers serving as directors in the State Government. The foundation of education should be made strong to improve the education scenario of the State,” he said.
Rebia urged the educated youths of the State to try to become employers rather than employees. He also urged the alumni to take out some time to visit schools and teach or interact with the students in their leisure time. “This way, they can give back something to the school,” he added.
Dr Dokum Rania outlined the history of the school while former MLA Kipa Babu, Chief Patron Dr Tarh Taram and organizing chairman Niri Sanjay also spoke on the occasion.
Land donors, pioneers and achievers of GHSS Kimin were felicitated at the function.
Earlier, the Deputy Chief Minister unveiled the school’s 57th year commemoration stone on which the names of land donors were inscribed.