CM lauds locals for adding fund to boost quality of school building

TALO, Sept 19: After inaugurating a new school building of the Talo Govt HS School in Lower Subansiri district here on Tuesday, Chief Minister Pema Khandu complimented alumni of the school and local communities for ensuring quality construction of the new building and termed their initiative as an example to emulate for others across the state.

The alumni of the school and residents of Talo had in fact contributed in cash and kind to add to the fund granted by the state Govt to complete this new building with all modern amenities.

“Your contributions have made possible this infrastructure, which is more and better than what the Govt had sanctioned and by ensuring its completion within eight months you have set a new benchmark for rest of the state. Such support from community and alumni for public infrastructure is unheard of. Kudos to you all for setting a historic example and making us so proud,” Khandu said.

The CM reiterated that education and health are priority sectors of the Govt and said that both the sectors have witnessed several reforms and transformations in last few years.

Responding to few demands for the school, Khandu assured that all will be met once the GoAP starts to roll out the National Education Policy (NEP) as made mandatory by the central Govt.

He informed that all states have to implement the NEP in all schools, colleges and universities by 2030 and it would be big challenge for the GoAP as the policy envisages a completely new education system in place of the existing one.

“Not only the entire set up of formal education will be replaced but also new infrastructural amenities will have to be constructed. The priority will be on quality education,” he said.

Khandu informed that the GoAP is focusing on pre-primary level education, which forms the foundation on which the entire career of a child depends.

He also highlighted on the prevailing notion of people preferring private schools over government schools for education of their children.

“Govt schools have the best teachers in terms of training and education. They also get far better salaries than those employed in private schools. But still people prefer private schools. There’s something wrong and we have to right it and reverse the trend,” he added.

Talking about quality education in Govt schools, Khandu hailed Talo GHSS for producing a record number of educated youths now serving in the Govt, including 41 Group A officers, 38 Group B officers and 135 Group C and D employees.

The Talo GHSS started as a primary school in 1962 was upgraded to a middle school in 1980,  to secondary school in 1990 and became a HSS in 2009.

Later in the day, Khandu inaugurated the RCC bridge over Panyor River that would connect Yazali with Kora circle villages on the right bank. He also inaugurated the newly established Kora circle administrative center besides laying foundation for a 12-km road from the bridge point to Taib village.

Khandu was accompanied by Education Minister Taba Tedir, Home Minister Bamang Felix, Agriculture Minister Tage Taki, MLAs Biyuram Wahge, Nyamar Karbak, Hayang Mangfi, Ojing Tasing, Phurpa Tsering and Gokar Basar. (CMO)

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