The three day Senior Education Officers’ Conference of School Education commenced at Administrative Training Institute, Naharlagun on Friday.
Addressing the conference, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul said that the teaching community is the main instrument for development of human resource of a society, and emphasised that a society can only be developed through education.
He called upon the participants to identify the main issues and concerns in the functioning of the education department and formulate need-based plans for its timely and effective implementation so that the impact of educational development will be visible upto the expectations of the people in the state.
Since, the state is mainly dependent on central government for implementation of various schemes; the state has to stick to the central government time line, he said.
In a situation where there are limited resources and demands are more, there is a need to prioritise the activities for immediate attention, he added.
Minister Education, Wanglin Lowangdong said that the conditions of schools in the state are not satisfactory, which needs a lot of improvement. Therefore, there is imperative need to work together with sincerity, honesty, integrity, dignity and dedication to achieve the expected outcomes and targets. He also reiterated the performance of the DDSEs in the districts will be judged by the performance of the students in their CBSE examination results.
Parliamentary Secretary, Education, Tsering Tashi expressed his concern towards the unsatisfactory situation of the school education in the state. He suggested a number of measures to be taken up immediately such as rationalisation of teachers, posting of subject specific teachers and no up-gradation of schools without sanctioning of posts.
Earlier addressing the conference, Commissioner (Education), Marnya Ete appreciated the efforts of the government for its interest to improve the functioning of the educational institutions in the state.
Joint Director, Monya Nyori gave a detailed presentation of the current status, progress, issues and challenges faced by the school education and sought necessary support of the state government for addressing the gaps to ensure quality education.
The conference would review the progress, issues & concerns, and formulate need-based plans for effective functioning of the school education sector ensuring quality education in the state. The conference is being attended by all the DDSEs of the districts including senior officers of the Department of School Education.
The technical sessions of the conference will continue till April 17.