Education must be given top priority: Governor

ITANAGAR, Jul 27: Governor BD Mishra on Thursday emphasized that education must be given top priority in the state.
“The students’ academic welfare must be taken due care of by the principals and headmasters, with due assistance from the deputy directors of school education in the districts and the district administration,” Mishra said during a meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Chief Secretary Satya Gopal at the Raj Bhavan here.
He emphasized on the need for expediting the distribution of textbooks to the students. He also shared his observation regarding private universities, and suggested establishing a regulatory body “to be set up sooner” to monitor and assist in proper functioning of the private universities.
Besides education, the three discussed other issues, such as health, road communication, and law and order.
Mishra urged Pema and Gopal to facilitate the NCC authorities in commissioning an NCC unit in every higher secondary school and college in the state.
The governor also discussed with the chief minister and the chief secretary the matter of “unpleasant state boundary incidents” between the police and the people of Assam, and advised convening a governor and chief minister level meeting of the two states to resolve the issue for good.
The matter of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) firing range in Dollungmukh also came up in the discussion, in view of ensuring the safety of the people of the area without disrupting the battle-worthiness of the IAF fighter squadrons.
The CM and the CS briefed the governor on the initiatives and achievements of the state government in various fields. They took note of the governor’s observations, and assured him that action would be taken to address them. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)