Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has lauded and congratulated government school teachers as government Schools recorded a high pass percentage of above 60 per cent in the recently declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2022 result.
The Chief Minister was speaking as the chief guest at the Graduation Day ceremony of Phase 2 training-cum-valedictory Programme of 10-Day Induction Training Programme for teachers and headmasters of government schools at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Old Lambulane, today.
The Chief Minister further said the teachers should set a target to achieve a cent percent pass percentage next year. He said that the government will also honour and award teachers of Government Schools which had secured high pass percentage in the recent HSLC Examinations.
The government strives to provide good quality education for everyone, he said, explaining that the School Fagathansi Mission was launched in 2018 with the same objective of improving school education.
The Chief Minister said the School Fagathansi Mission has been very useful and since its launch, admission in government schools has increased tremendously. He said that around 180 schools have been covered under the mission for better infrastructure and overall improvement.
N. Biren Singh also appreciated the energy and confidence shown by the teachers during the function and said the teachers should approach their students with the same zeal as shown today.
Discipline is everything, he said, explaining that a disciplined teacher will only produce good and disciplined students.
He said he can see smart, energetic teachers with a “Ready to do something” zeal in the teachers present today and said the credit should go to the STAR Education team.
The Chief Minister further said that today we could consider STAR Education policy as a success and congratulated the Minister, commissioner, director and their teams involved in the programme.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also urged everyone to wear masks and take COVID vaccination.
Education Minister Th. Basanta said education is the foundation of any society and every advanced society developed due to their education system.
He appealed to the teachers participating in the training to inspire their students and fellow teachers and further said that the top priority should be the students and how to make students improve their performances.
Basanta also said that let us fully implement the “No School Bag day” on Saturdays and dedicate the day to educating the students on social skills and others.
Today’s programme was also attended by MLA Saikot Paolienlal Haokip, Commissioner, Education (S) H. Gyan Prakash, Director Education (S) & Samagra Shiksha Manipur L. Nandakumar Singh, Vice President Policy and Partnerships, NewGlob Sujatha Muthayya among others.
During today’s programme, participants also shared their testimonials. A handing out of certificates to the participants, teachers’ tablets and headmasters’ smartphones to selected participants was also organized as part of the function.
STAR Education Manipur stands for System Transformation and Rejuvenation of Education Manipur and is an ambitious initiative of the State government to transform the quality of public education across the State. It was launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister in October 2021.
A program under the Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and a component of the flagship School Fagathansi Mission, STAR Education’s induction training for teachers and headmasters involved over 1500 teachers and headmasters from over 250 schools from across the 16 districts of the State.
The first phase of the training was held from June 27 to July 6 at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal. The training programme was led by 56 strong staff from New Globe including 24 trainers, eight international experts from New Globe’s Global team and a support staff.