Chief Minister Kalikho Pul took class of the students of Govt Middle School, Itanagar under Vidyanjali Programme launched by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India on Sunday here.
In the half hour class took by him, Chief Minister taught the students on a lesson “Love for your country”. He exhorted the students to study sincerely and try to understand the lessons instead of only memorizing for scoring marks in exam. As the pattern of education and competition levels are changing day by day, he told them to prepare themselves from the lower level and to remain abstain from bad habits like consuming tobacco products like Gutkha, etc. He also advised them to maintain discipline and keep themselves away from the influenced of bad friends.
While interacting with the students, he also asked them about their ambitions in life and advised them to work hard to achieve their dreams. He told them that scopes are not only limited to govt jobs but there is future in fields like games & sports, handlooms & handicrafts, music, etc and exhorted them to wholeheartedly pursue their study in their interested subjects.
Chief Minister along with Education Minister Wanglin Lowangdong, K D Singh, Adviser to Chief Minister, Bidol Tayeng, Secretary Education and officers of the Education Department inspected the Govt Middle School, Itanagar after the programme. They inspected the classrooms, toilets and the teacher’s common room, etc.
Shocked with the dilapidated conditions of the school building in the heart of capital complex, Chief Minister asked the Head Master of the school to submit a proposal for renovation of the school building of immediate necessary along with inventory of the infrastructures and man powers.
He assured that the govt would provide fund for construction of the school boundary wall, CC steps for the toilets, furniture and other immediate requirements of the school on priority.
Seeing that there is no provision of water supply connection to the school toilets, he instructed school authorities to get water supply connection immediately.
He asked the teachers to groom the student properly while expressing disappointment that the students studying in class VII & VIII are unable to read and write properly, which is unexpected of the students studying in the capital city. He also observed that the students are very poor in General Knowledge and not able to answer even simple questions about the state. He advised them to disciplined the children and at the same time to create a friendly atmosphere by interacting with them so that they may able to open up.
Chief Minister while interacting with the high level officers of the Education Department in the conference hall of the Higher & Technical Education after the inspection of the school, urged the departmental authorities to immediately put up the proposals for creation of teaching and non-teaching staffs including ministerial staffs, sanitary staffs and night chowkidhars along with the inventory in order to meet the man power requirements of the department. Reiterating that his govt has given top most priority to the education, health, police, law & order PDS, etc., he asked them not to make delay in submitting the proposals which need to be addressed early as the school has already re-opened.
He instructed to change the existing Blackboard with White board of all classes of govt schools.
He also asked them to ensure that the salaries of the SSA teachers and student’s stipend are being released on monthly regular basis as committed by the govt.
Chief Minister also advised them to work as a team with the objective to improve the department and also instructed them to make surprise checking on regular intervals, not to find out the guilty but to ensure for effective functioning of the schools as per the system.