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‘Non detention policy under RTE can have adverse impact’

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By EMN Updated: Aug 09, 2013 12:12 am
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EMN
Dimapur, August 8

MLA and Chairman of Nagaland State Minerals Development Corporation (NSMDC), Thomas Lotha, has advocated reconsideration of non-detention policy in the elementary level of education under Right to Education (RTE) while contending that the policy might not be applicable in the State as it falls short of the prescribed logistics.
Substantiating his stand, Lotha said quality of education could deteriorate as the State does not have quality infrastructure, syllabi and effective system to support the prescribed policy in comparison with the rest of the country.
Stating that elementary stage of education is most crucial for students to decide their future, he said implementation of non detention policy under RTE could have adverse impact in the life of students in future..
Anchoring his contention on the Constitutional rights granted to Nagas under Article 371 (A), Lotha said the special provision does not only relate to exploration oil and natural gas alone but also encompasses everything including development of human resources. He said he had raised the issue in the State Assembly during the recently concluded budget session. Thomas said the State government has decided to start oil exploration in Changpamg at the earliest possible time and has already short listed five companies for the exploration works.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 09, 2013 12:12:44 am