Source: News Bharati English14 Jun 2016 11:08:05

Itanagar, June 14: While interacting with the senior officers of the Education Department in the conference hall of the Higher and Technical Education on Tuesday, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul has urged the education department to immediately put up the proposals for creation of teaching and non-teaching staffs including ministerial staffs, sanitary staffs and night chowkidars along with the inventory in order to meet the man power requirements of the department.
Pul asked the education officers not to delay in submitting the proposals which need to be addressed early as the schools have already re-opened. The CM also instructed to change the existing blackboards with whiteboards of all classes of all government schools in the state. He also asked them to ensure that the salaries of the SSA teachers and student’s stipend are released regularly on monthly basis as committed by the govt.

Chief Minister also urged them to work as a team with the objective to improve the department and also instructed them to make unannounced checks on regular intervals, not to find out the guilty but to ensure for effective functioning of the schools. Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister along with Education Minister Wanglin Lowangdong, Secretary Educaton, Bidol Tayeng and officers of the Education Department inspected the Govt Middle School, Itanagar. They inspected the classrooms, toilets and the teacher’s common room, etc.

Pul also took class of the students of the school which is under Vidyanjali Programme launched by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India. In the half hour class, Pul advised the students to study sincerely and try to understand the lessons instead of only memorizing for scoring marks in exam. He told them to prepare themselves from the lower level and to abstain from bad habits like consuming tobacco products like Gutkha, etc. He also advised them to maintain discipline and keep themselves away from the influenced of bad friends.

Shocked with the dilapidated conditions of the school building which in the heart of the Capital Complex, the Chief Minister asked the Headmaster of the school to submit a proposal for renovation of the school building of immediate necessary along with inventory of the infrastructures and man powers.

Pul assured that the govt would provide fund for construction of the school boundary wall, CC steps for the toilets, furniture and other immediate requirements of the school on priority. Seeing that there is no provision of water supply connection to the school toilets, he instructed school authorities to get water supply connection immediately, news agency The Arunachal Times reported.

He also asked the teachers to groom the student properly while expressing disappointment that the students studying in class VII and VIII are unable to read and write properly, which is unexpected of the students studying in the Capital Complex. He also observed that the students are very poor in General Knowledge and are not able to answer even simple questions about the state.