Chief Minister N Biren said that today we could consider STAR Education policy as a success and congratulated the Minister, Commissioner, Director and their teams involved in the programme. He further said that he can see smart and energetic teachers with “Ready to do something” zeal among the teachers present today. The credit should go to the STAR Education policy.
Chief Minister N Biren has congratulated government school teachers as Government schools recorded a high pass percentage of above 60 per cent in the recently declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination 2022 result.
The Chief Minister was speaking as the Chief Guest at the Graduation Day ceremony of Phase 2 training cum Valedictory Programme of 10-Day Induction Training Programme for teachers and headmasters of government schools at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Old Lambulane on Saturday.
Biren said that teachers should set a target to achieve a cent per cent pass percentage next year. He said that the government will also honour and award teachers of Government schools which had secured high pass percentages in the recent HSLC Examinations.
The government strives to provide good quality education for everyone, he said, explaining that the School Fagathansi Mission was launched in 2018 with the same objective of improving school education.
The Chief Minister said that the School Fagathansi Mission has been very useful and since its launch, admission to government schools has increased tremendously. He informed that around 180 schools have been covered under the mission for better infrastructure and overall improvement.
Biren also appreciated the energy and confidence shown by the teachers, saying teachers should approach their students with the same zeal as shown today.
Discipline is everything, he said, adding that a disciplined teacher will only produce good and disciplined students.
Chief Minister Biren also urged everyone to wear masks and take COVID vaccination.
Education Minister Th. Basanta said that Chief Minister Biren has led from the front by encouraging all in bringing a sea of change in the State’s education sector.
He said that education is the foundation of any society and every advanced society developed due to their education system.
He appealed to the teachers participating in the training to inspire their students and fellow teachers. He said that the top priority should be the students and how to make students improve their performances.
Basanta called upon the people to fully implement the “No School Bag day” on Saturdays and dedicate the day to educating the students on social skills and others.
Today’s programme was also attended by MLA Saikot Paolienlal Haokip, Commissioner, Education (S) H. Gyan Prakash, Director Education (S) & Samagra Shiksha Manipur L. Nandakumar Singh, Vice-President Policy and Partnerships, NewGlob Sujatha Muthayya among others.
During the programme, participants shared their testimonials. A handing out of certificates to the participants, teachers’ tablets and headmasters’ smartphones to selected participants was also organised as part of the function.
STAR Education Manipur stands for System Transformation and Rejuvenation of Education Manipur and is an ambitious initiative of the State Government to transform the quality of public education across the State. It was launched by the Chief Minister in October 2021.
A program under the Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and a component of the flagship School Fagathansi Mission, STAR Education’s induction training for teachers and headmasters involved over 1500 teachers and headmasters from over 250 schools from across the 16 districts of the State.
The first phase of the training was held from June 27 to July 6 at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal. The training programme was led by 56 strong staff from New Globe including 24 trainers, eight international experts from New Globe’s Global team and a support staff.