Friday, June 14, 2024

Assam launches Right to Education Mission


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GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday launched the Right to Education Mission in the state, coinciding with the National Education Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Gogoi said his government has all along laid emphasis on education right from the primary to university level.

” It is through education alone that a state or a society can forge ahead on all fronts. Education dispels darkness and spreads the light of knowledge,” he said.

Gogoi said the adoption of Right to Education as one of the fundamental rights by the UPA Government has been an epoch-making event that could bring about a sea change in not only the education sector but also usher in development on all fronts.

He said his government would vigorously implement the Right to Education to bring about a total transformation in all spheres of life.

He exhorted the teachers to dedicate themselves in imparting proper education to the children for the benefit of the state.

The Chief Minister underscored the need for reducing the drop-out rates to increase the enrolment in schools.

He said that the government would go in for further expansion of the much-popular Gyanjyoti scheme in the state.He announced a scheme on the lines of Gyanjyoti for teachers to give them the much-needed educational exposure.

”Like Gyanjyoti scheme for students, teachers will be taken out to good educational institutions where they will get the opportunity to see how lessons are being imparted to the students. In this way, they will be able to hone their teaching skills for greater benefit of the students,” he said.

Gogoi said his government was contemplating awarding extra bonus and letter of commendation to teachers who have performed well.

He also stressed on the need for motivating the parents so that a congenial atmosphere for education prevails at home.

Addressing the meeting, state Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said the launching of ‘Right to Education’ campaign was a red-letter day in the annals of education in the State.

He urged upon the teachers to dedicate themselves fully towards implementing the mission in letter and spirit.Dr Sarma said that the process is on for provincialisation of 95,000 posts in venture schools.

He said that there would be no shortage of teachers after filling up of 50,000 posts following the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET).

He said the Education Department has tied up with ISRO for starting an education centre in Guwahati linking up with about 5,000 ME schools for effective imparting of teaching skills.(UNI)


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