Schools’ upgrade: Rymbui wary of financial burden

SHILLONG, March 23: Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday said if Meghalaya has to have only government schools and no government-aided schools, around Rs 730 crore will be required every year.
The statement comes a day after the Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya (FASTOM) hit the streets of Shillong, protesting the government’s delay in fulfilling the demand for the upgradation of all ad hoc schools to deficit pattern with effect from 2019.
Rymbui said the demand of the ad hoc teachers is under active consideration of the government.
Talking about the many categories of teachers in the state, he said the systems were created by the government at that time in the interest of the people.
He also said that there is no one-time solution to the problem and the matter at hand entails huge amounts. He reiterated that the pending salaries of the SSA teachers will be released by the end of this month.

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