Manipur fetes national teacher awardee
Imphal, Sep. 20 (EMN): National Teacher Award winner of 2021, Ningmareo Shimray, a dedicated lecturer of mathematics at Ukhrul Higher Secondary School was felicitated at a function organised by Manipur Education (Schools) department in Imphal on Monday.
Speaking at the function, Union minister, Dr. Ranjan said that the National Education Policy, 2020 is a policy of reformation in the education system in the country. There are a lot of prospects and scopes to expect from the new education policy as it shows an outlook of employability.
Explaining the new education policy, Ranjan who is a former geography professor said that the new policy has identified various areas through which education and employment can be linked. Vocational and skill education in schools and higher education has also been focussed with due importance. The new system will be a game changer, he said.
Maintaining that the status of the teachers in the state remains low, he said that it needs to be improved. The prime minister of India is also giving thrust to improve the education system of the Northeastern states, he added.
In his speech, the Education minister of Manipur said that there have been many changes made in the education sector by the present government. The rate of enrolment in the government schools has unexpectedly increased. Equipment and other infrastructures have also been provided on priority, the minister maintained.
He said that the department of Education is relentlessly working for the effective implementation of the NEP, 2020. A Task Force has also been constituted under the chairmanship of commissioner of Education while a sub-Task Force has been formed and assignments have been distributed, he added.
Nine state teachers and selected teachers, who have dedicated themselves to their service, were also honoured during the function.