Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb interacting with students of Shishu Bihar Higher Secondary School in Agartala. Image: Northeast Now

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day on Thursday, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb donned the teacher’s hat for a day.

Interacting with the students of Shishu Bihar Higher Secondary School in Agartala, the CM asked them numerous questions.

He asked them about changes in the education system after the formation of the BJP-led coalition government in the state.

He also informed that pass percentage in the Class 10 examinations this year has increased in comparison to the previous years.

Interacting with the media later, the CM spoke at length about his experience of donning the teacher’s hat for the first time.

“Introduction of NCERT syllabus, organising the parent-teacher meeting, hike in pass percentage in board exams are some achievements of our government,” CM added.

He said that Tripura still has a lot to achieve in matters of achieving quality education and the government is focusing to change it.

“We need to focus on quality education. Since 1947, Tripura has produced only two IAS officers,” Deb said.

“To change this, we have introduced a scheme to support the civil service aspirants to take coaching for UPSC examinations outside the state,” he further said urging the students to make full use of the scheme.

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