Meeting held to discuss education scenario in West Siang

ITANAGAR, Jun 20: Expressing serious displeasure over the poor results from all the schools in Galo inhabited areas in the last AISSCE and CBSE exams, Galo Students’ Union (GSU) president Mepe Ete on Thursday requested the principals and headmasters of the district to identify the factors responsible for the poor results.
Addressing principals, headmasters and BEOs during a joint consultative meeting here, Ete said teachers’ absenteeism should be checked properly, “and if teachers are found to be insincere in their duties, strict action should be taken against them.”
He said parents should also ensure that their wards attend classes regularly and concentrate on their studies. Ete also requested the DDSE to ensure that the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product (COTPA) Act 2003 is implemented across all the schools in the district.
Urging the elected legislators of the district to not engage in making political transfers and postings in the education department, the GSU president requested them to accord special attention to improving the district’s education system.
GSU advisor Reken Ingo opined that “parents and guardians should not interfere much in the school administrations.” He also stressed on establishing cordial relationship between teachers and students, and proper coordination between parents and teachers.
The principals and headmasters who attended the meeting shared suggestions for improving the education system in the district.
The union said it would submit a report to the state government for early redress of the issues affecting the students’ academic pursuits.
It meanwhile urged the state government to release the salaries of all contractual teachers, saying “75% of the schools are being run through contractual teachers.”