Send children to govt schools: Libang to parents

YUPIA, Jun 26: Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang said that the state government is making every effort to improve quality of government schools and urged parents to send their children to government schools.
However, he expressed concern over poor performance of government schools in the CBSE exams and stated that time has come for serious introspection to find out the reasons for such dismal performance.
Libang said this during a plantation drive programme at Jote government secondary school ground on Tuesday.
He lauded the people of Jote area for their conscious effort in saving the environment by planting trees.
Libang, who also holds the Panchayat Raj portfolio, informed the people that the government had dissolved the three-tier Panchayat system in the state for good reason and as per guidelines of Constitution of India the two-tier system has been introduced, adding that the government is in the process of framing rules and regulations so that it can be implemented smoothly.
The health minister also visited the primary health centre (PHC) in Jote and carried out inspection of its infrastructure along with Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda and Minister Rebia.
Responding to the memorandum submitted by the people regarding medical officer quarter and boundary wall for the PHC, the minister assured that he would discuss the matter with concerned authority.
Also joining the programme, Environment and Forest Minister and local MLA, Nabam Rebia said that Jote area will one day become the educational hub of the state as many premier educational institutes are being established in the area. He called upon the youths of the area to concentrate their valuable time in building good career for themselves with hard work and perseverance.
Rebia also expressed concern over poor performance of Papum Pare district in the last CBSE exam and directed the DDSE to strictly monitor the performance of schools in the district.
He further directed the district administration to adopt zero tolerance against encroachers of school and hospital land in the district.
Rebia also announced to sanction funds from SIDF for various works at the government secondary school in Jote, like construction of boundary wall, water tank, toilet facility, restoration of hailstorm damaged tin roofs of school, etc.
Papum Pare Deputy Commissioner Dr Joram Beda informed that the district administration is soon going to have an exhaustive gap analysis to improve the health and education scenario of the district so that it is included in the state development agenda.
Former ZPM Sangdupota, HGB, and chairman SMC also spoke on the occasion
Earlier, the dignitaries took part in a mass plantation around the school premises, which was organised by the department of Forest and Environment and the school management committee.
RK Singh, Additional PCCF was also present on the occasion. (DIPRO)