Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma inaugurated the Tura Christian College at Tura on Monday. Tura Christian College is an initiative of Garo Baptist Convention.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the chief minister said the government’s priority is education and all efforts are being made to upscale education infrastructure and facilities in the State.
“We have lots of challenges in the education sector but our determination is there. We are systematically making an attempt to address issues and concerns with regards to improving education in the state,” Conrad K Sangma said.
Congratulating Tura Christian College for their humble beginnings to impart higher educational facilities in Tura, the chief minister recollected how his late father PA Sangma had always guided them to ensure that education is accorded the top most priority.
“The government has accorded education as the priority sector for enhancing socio-economic development of the state. We are working to ensure that government is able to take education to its next level with collective and collaborative approach through different stakeholders,” he added.
He said in every cabinet meeting 50 percent of the agenda revolves around education department and the government was sincere and committed to address different challenges and shortcomings of the department.
“There is an urgent need for not just proper education in Meghalaya but quality education that would inculcate good virtue and values in the student,” he said, while urging educational institutes to include human touch to education.
He had a word of advice to all in his speech as he said that as officers, educationists and politicians it should be their responsibility to not just be in hurry to clear files, pass students and approve schemes but to take it up at their level to justify and change the lives of the people and future of the children.