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SHILLONG: United Democratic Party (UDP) member Paul Lyngdoh has commended the High Court’s order on the Education Scam and hoped that the matter could now be taken to its logical end.
Pointing to the timeframe of six months for investigation given by the Court to the CBI he said, “This same period of six months would see a change of guard in the State Secretariat with the UDP leading the next government.”
“It is happy coincidence that the government to be led by the regional alliance of which the UDP is the larger partner will ensure that no stone is left unturned to ensure that the investigation will be fair,” he added.
Outlining the priorities of the next government, he went on to state that it will be the primary duty of the next government to ensure that the “opaque veil that allows misdeeds” to happen in the state should be removed and ensure transparent system of recruitment at the very beginning of the recruitment.
“The more important aspect is to revamp the education system and to take away from the system the loopholes that have ensured that quality of education stands compromised as it is today,” Lyngdoh said.
According to him, an education system should alleviate and bring out the best in individuals, adding that quality manpower should be ensured in education system.
Stating that the system of favoritism has wrecked havoc to Meghalaya’s education, he said it is an act of grave injustice to hundreds and thousands who have merit and deserve better.
“It is an established fact that there is no dearth of qualified, capable and sincere teachers,” he said.
He pointed out that as per the figures provided by the Minister in charge of education, he said that it is frightening to know that the number of school drop-outs has gone up to 1 lakhs.
Lyngdoh maintained that quality of teaching fraternity should not be compromised and will take corrective measures henceforth.
“The state is lagging behind in all respects and it cannot afford to have manpower that has been compromised right,” he added.