Pema lauds contributions of Christian missionaries in education sector

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday lauded the Christian missionaries for playing a major role in contributing to the growth of education, especially in taking education to the poorest and the downtrodden in Arunachal.
He also appreciated the contribution of the RK Mission and the VKV in educational development of the state when there were no proper motorable roads in the state.
In his address to the Don Bosco College faculty members and the students at Jollang, the Chief Minister assured the support of the state government to all those institutes that had contributed towards strengthening of education in the state.
He also pledged his continued support to Don Bosco youth centre for its contribution towards skilling of youths in the state.
Responding to the grievances of the institute, the Chief Minister announced for a playground and a flood protection scheme for the college in this current financial year.
Taking note of NITI Aayog observation of declining quality education in government schools despite increase of assets and teachers, the Chief Minister informed that the state government is taking several steps towards achieving quality education.
He said that the state government is re-introducing the board examination system for classes V and IX. He informed that the centre is also re-introducing board examinations for classes X and XII.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the Don Bosco College annex in Jollang at the college campus. The construction of annex was funded through the corpus fund of Rs 5 crore, which was sanctioned by former CM late Dorjee Khandu for the institute.
In his speech, PHED Minister Bamang Felix said the Don Bosco institute would rise to become the epicenter for development in Arunachal.
WRD Minister Kamlung Mossang and Father Jose Chemrapathy also spoke on the occasion.