MIKONG, Apr 28: The government upper primary school here in East Siang district celebrated its golden jubilee on Saturday. The event witnessed massive participation of local people and government officials.
Addressing the inaugural function, Parliamentary Secretary Tatung Jamoh emphasized on proper coordination among the teachers, school children and their parents to the monitor academic activities of the students.
Expressing concern over moral degradation among the youths, Jamoh urged the parents and elders to guide their children properly.
Member of Parliament Ninong Ering stressed the need for using English and Hindi as mediums of instruction in the primary schools in the state. He opined that regular practice would boost their knowledge and fluency in the national languages.
He appealed to the school’s teachers to be dedicated to their duty and motivate the young students to become responsible citizens.
East Siang DDSE Jonge Yirang said that students should be allowed to choose a trade of their own interest rather than forcing them to adopt a particular line of study.
The DDSE informed that schemes of mid-day-meal kitchen construction in the district have been approved under the District Decentralized Innovative Fund. While submitting proposal for setting up of pre-primary schools, he also proposed starting science stream at the government higher secondary school in Bilat.
Prof David Gao of Rajiv Gandhi University said education is a multidisciplinary sector and needs influence and innovative ideas for promotion.
He requested the MLAs and MPs to accord top priority to the education sector and grant fund to improve the existing school infrastructures with required facilities.
Former minister Tangor Tapak, East Siang Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak and Mikong UPS headmaster Tajing Mesar also spoke.