Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam Singh inspected schools

Imphal, September 7, 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh today inspected three schools, one at Canchipur and two at Lilong. After the surprise visit, the Minister called for an emergency meeting of Education Department officials including the headmasters of the two schools of Lilong.

The Minister made a visit at Haoreibi Makha Leikai L. P. Madrasa.  He was informed by the locals that the school has not been functioning for the past five years with five teachers being posted at the school including the headmaster. He was furious to find the schools beyond redemption. The school has at least four rooms with none of them being usable.

The walls and windows were all broken with the room being totally damaged. The locals however said that if the school functions then there will be students from the nearby villages.

Later, the Minister went to Haoreibi Makha Leikai Lairakhong L. P. (M) which was locked from outside and was found graced by geese at the corridors of the school. The school though established in 1960, has only two rooms, falling in the Lilong Assembly Constituency.

Later in the evening the Minister called the Director Education (S) Th. Kirankumar along with other officials, Zonal Education Officer, Thoubal and Headmaster of the said schools in for the meeting. The minister directed to the Director to visit the school personally. The minister also gave strict instruction to take explanation call and take strict action against the heads of the institution.

Earlier the Minister visited Canchi High School, Canchipur, and met the teacher and students. At the school the Minister ask for the attendance of teachers and student, and midday meal records.

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