Govt schools with ‘nil’ percentage to be downgraded
KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 17
THE new, old Minister of School Education MP Chang lost no time in taking charge of his department that has recently been the subject of conversation and media headlines.
While accepting that the performance of the government high schools (GHS) in the state has been not upto mark, Chang said that the government has decided to downgrade those schools with nil pass percentage in the final exams.Talking to media-persons after taking the oath of affirmation at NLA Secretariat here today, Chang acknowledged that the performance of government schools, specially in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examinations have been poor.
In this connection, he said that the government has decided to downgrade those schools showing ‘nil passpercentage’ in the board exams.
He also said that the government teachers would now be sent for regular trainings so that some improvements can be made in their performance.
On the shortfall of Mathematics and Science teachers in government schools, he said that it is because the local candidates are unable to fulfill the required qualification while at the same time there have been objections to accept non-local teachers.
He therefore opined that there has to be relaxation in recruiting maths and science teachers so that the qualified non-local teachers can be accommodated.
Chang further said that he has already got the green signal from the Chief Minister, but the final approval is awaited.
On the charges from various teachers’ bodies for non-release of government teachers salaries for last several months, he said that the money has already been received by government and disbursement of salary is in progress.
The Minister further asserted that he would do all possible to revamp the education department in the state for the better future of the young generation.