ITANAGAR, May 9 - Amid the novel coronavirus-induced crisis, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig Dr BD Mishra (retd) discussed issues to strengthen the State education sector in a meeting with Education Minister Taba Tedir and Secretary (Education) Niharika Rai at the Raj Bhavan here on Friday.
They also discussed procurement of textbooks, progress in the opening of three new Kendriya Vidyalayas in Daporijo, Hawai and Namsai, and construction of school buildings, including prefabricated structures, for the new batch of 60 students of the Sainik School at Niglok in East Siang district.
The Governor advised the Education Secretary to expedite the procurement of textbooks for classes I to XII. He also stressed the need of appointment of headmasters in all government schools for proper management and supervision.
The Governor also called for rationalisation in the posting of subject teachers so that the student do not suffer due to want of teachers. He said it is imperative that all teachers must work in remote schools for a given period.
The Governor also reviewed the progress of campus development of the Sainik School in East Siang district. He said the Sainik School campus environment must be conducive to the cause of education. Proper planning, appropriate layout of infrastructure, availability of amenities and optimum assimilation of the natural ambience will make the Niglok Sainik School an excellent campus, he added.
The Governor, who has been keenly promoting the development of the Sainik School, said: �Our young lads must be groomed and motivated to become part of the Indian Armed Forces and for this, our schools and colleges must take the lead.�
The Governor asked the Education Secretary to monitor building of the Sainik School infrastructure and its functioning regularly, and ensure quality works and early completion.
Earlier, the Education Minister and the Secretary briefed the Governor on the status of various academic issues. They also apprised him of the challenges being faced by the people and the progress in taking precautions to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.