Meeting held to discuss various issues faced by educational institutions in Manipur
Imphal, June 30 (EMN): A Joint Consultative meeting for Education was held to discuss various issues faced by the educational institutions of the state due to Covid-19 pandemic at city convention centre in Imphal on Tuesday.
The consultative meeting was jointly organised by the department of Education (S) and Higher and Technical Education.
The meeting had a thorough discussion on the modalities of re-opening of the educational institutions in the state, including admission of the students, revision of curriculum and academic calendar for 2020-21, conduct of examinations and shortage of teachers and infrastructure among others.
During the meeting, valuable suggestions and observations regarding the resumption of normal academic atmosphere in the schools and colleges were observed by the heads of schools, colleges, academicians, officials of the Education department, representatives of the parents and students’ organisations.
Education Minister Dr. Thokchom Radheshyam accompanied by commissioner (Higher and Technical Education) M Harekrishna, commissioner (Education) T Ranjit Singh, director (Education-S) Th Kirankumar, director (Higher and Technical Education) Kh Diana, director (SCERT), Dr. M Meenakumari, chairman (COHSEM) and Dr. L Mahendra Singh chaired the discussion.
Earlier, inaugurating the meeting, Dr. Radheshyam stated that even though there has been a huge advancement in the field of science and technology, the whole world is still looking for a solution to address the challenges impacting the education sector in this unprecedented time of Covid-19 pandemic. Seeking suggestions and opinions, he hoped that the meeting will help in finding a solution.
Later, six technical sessions on different themes Education Institutions-re-opening and conditionality, admission moderated, curriculum/syllabi, assessment /examination, teachers shortage, and infrastructure gaps moderated, was held and the sessions were moderated by Prof W Nabakumar, Prof Amar Yumnam, Professor MC Arunkumar, Asst Professor Chinglen Maisnam of Manipur University, DM College (Arts) principal Dr. Ch Sheelaramani and Dr. Dhanabir Laishram.
Standard operating procedures for organising meetings such as wearing masks, thermal scanning of the participants, use of hand sanitisers and maintaining a physical distance were observed during the meeting. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has declared City Police Station of Imphal West district as the Best Police Station of Manipur in the Annual Ranking of Police Station for 2019. A certificate of excellence awarded by the Ministry Of Home Affairs, Government of India to City Police Station was presented to the Officer-In charge, Inspector M Sudhir Singh by DGP Manipur LM Khaute in the presence of several high-ranking police officials at Police headquarters in Imphal on Tuesday.