BJP wants Khasi, Garo compulsory till Class 5
SHILLONG: The State BJP has asked the government to make Khasi/ Garo compulsory subjects upto Class V for all students in the state.
State BJP President, Ernest Mawrie, on Thursday informed that the party held a meeting to discuss the new National Education Policy (NEP) and that party members were of the opinion that Khasi or Garo should be a compulsory subject for all students in the state till Class V. Besides, the party also wants all schools in the state, whether government or private or run by religious and social organisations, should be brought under the purview of the NEP.
Mawrie said he would write to Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma and Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui, to implement the NEP in the state.
Terming the NEP as historic, Mawrie said it was long overdue and lauded the Central government for a holistic overhaul of the education system in the country.