No substitute for good education: Teotia

PASIGHAT, Oct 20: There is no substitute for good education and it is the permanent asset in life, said Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia during the inaugural function of the three days long silver jubilee celebration of government secondary school, Motum under Mebo subdivision in East Siang district on Friday.
Expressing concern over the discouraging pass percentage in the recent CBSE examination, she said, “Only one student out of 15 had passed in the recent CBSE examination.”
She cautioned that students with less than 80 percent attendance and who are unqualified in half yearly examination will not be allowed to appear in the final examination from next time.
Urging the students to be hard working, she said, “Anything earned through shortcuts would never give satisfaction to the beneficiary who knows within himself/herself that the fame has been acquired through unfair means.”
Teotia also emphasized on co-curricular activities and extra-curricular activities of the students for their strong mental and physical growth.
She urged teachers and parents to encourage the children to choose their desirable fields so that they could make their careers better. She also directed the teachers to maintain self-discipline and to deliver the best services to the students.
Advisor to CM and patron of the silver jubilee celebration, Lombo Tayeng, in his address said that he has always given priorities to the health and education sectors.
“Success achieved through hard work and legitimate means would be lasting and truly rewarding,” he said and asked the students
to understand the power of a language and work towards enhancing their abilities in written and spoken expressions.
DDSE J Yirang highlighted various challenges being faced in the schools and informed about shortage of subject teachers in the subdivision. He categorically informed the education secretary that due to lack of teachers’ quarters, many were attending their respective schools from far-flung places, which sometimes hampers their normal duties.
‘In life we all set some goals, some may be far-fetched, some may be for the near future, but to achieve these goals it is important that we work with our heart and soul’, said Deputy Commissioner T Tatak in his motivational address to the students.
Brigadier AK Borah VSM, Artillery Brigade (Sigar Military Station) spoke on how quality education was essential and will give lifelong benefits.
“Preparation and planning would enable and empower the students to take right decisions without fear and would remove the state of uncertainty of the students,” Borah added.
Inauguration of library hall and tree plantation at the school premises were also held on the occasion.
President MSGJCC, Litem Perme presented the annual report and achievement of the school. (DIPRO)