Shillong: The Meghalaya Government has said it is aware of the woes of teachers in the State with Education Minister Lakhmen Rymbui acknowledging that teachers face “numerous challenges” such as pay disparity and untimely disbursement of salary, even as he reiterated the government’s “commitment and continuous effort” in addressing these issues.
Addressing a Teachers’ Day function here on Monday, the Education Minister also stressed the need for teachers to come up with various innovative methods for the holistic development of the students.
“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, students have been on the receiving end, which severely hampered their educational development. The education received inside the classroom is totally different from the education received through online mode and hence it is the role of the teachers to mould the students once again in developing their overall growth,” he underscored.
Rymbui lauded the dedication of the teaching community of the state, particularly during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with teachers playing a “tremendous role” in reaching out to the students.
“It was not easy for teachers in transforming from classroom teaching to online teaching, yet with their hard work they were able to overcome all these hardship in providing the best services to the students,” the Education Minister acknowledged.
During the day, State awards were conferred to 13 teachers and the district awards were also conferred upon several other teachers.
Awards for schools under Meghalaya School Improvement Programme were also awarded under three categories. The award for Implementation of School Improvement plan was given to Umroi Presbyterian Higher Secondary School, Ri Bhoi District, Garo Union Higher Secondary School, West Garo Hills District and Mawngap District Christian Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, East Khasi Hills District.
The award for Best Performance District Resource Groups (DRGs) was given to East Khasi Hills District, West Jaintia Hills District and West Garo Hills District.
The award for Best Innovative Measures for Continuous Learning during the lockdown period was given to Alpha English H.S School, Ri Bhoi District, St. Xavier’s H.S School, West Garo Hills District and Holy Cross H.S School, Mawkynrew, East Khasi Hills District.