Imphal: Education Minister S. Rajen Singh has announced names of 60 schools for sixty assembly constituencies of the state under Education (S) Department, for implementation of 2nd phase School Fagathansi Mission, Saturday.
Implementation of the 2nd phase includes development of infrastructure, civil works like repairing & renovation of class-rooms/ construction of toilet blocks & additional class rooms, provision of dual desk and benches, arrangement of posting of teachers etc. An order has been issued in the regard.
Announcing the names of the schools at the conference hall at Old Secretariat, South Bloc, Imphal, Rajen said that after the successful implementation of the 1st Phase, School Fagathansi Mission which was launched by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh the second phase is being initiated. He said that the achievements shown during the first phase has given a hope for successful mass enrolment of students to government schools.
He said that due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and its impacts in the state, many sectors are being affected. The pace to the development of government schools could have been sped up if the pandemic had not occured. A major change can be seen in the improvement of government schools during the recent years. The percentage of enrolment to government schools has increased unexpectedly. In this trend, the number of dropout students of the state will be reduced to most, he added.
Rajen also showed photographs of completed school buildings/blocks and other infrastructures which had been taken up under the first phase to the media. The Minister also appealed to cooperate with the government and education department while implementing the second phase. Distribution of items including school uniforms, utensils, school bags, sports materials of the second phase will be started soon, he added.
Commissioner, Education, M. Harekrishna, IAS, Director, Education (S), L. Nandakumar Singh, IAS, Dy. Secretary, Education (S) T. Phulen Meitei, MCS, Additional Director, Education (valley), Kh. Biseshwor, MCS were also present during the occasion.