‘Students who return home due to Covid-19 can enrol in state colleges’

Imphal: Students who returned back home due to Covid-19 pandemic and are willing to continue their studies in the state can enrol in any government or government aided colleges in Manipur.

Education minister S. Rajen said this on the floor of the House of the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly session on Tuesday.
The minister while replying to a starred question raised by MLA Surjakumar Okram, informed the House that the education department in view of the Covid-19 pandemic took up the decision to open colleges from January 27.

For safe and smooth functioning of educational institutions, series of field visits, inspections, meetings with the head of the institutions to check and maintain the Covid-19 SOPs were conducted and sanitizers and masks were also distributed, the minister said.

He also informed the House that there are 45 recognised government colleges in Manipur, out of which six are aided colleges. He said the proposal for conversion of the private Colleges viz. Regional College, Lilong Chajing and Western College, Konthoujam into government aided colleges have been considered and approved by the State Cabinet.

Water Resources Minister, Shri Letpao Haokip in reply to a starred question raised by MLA K. Govindas during question hour, informed the House that there are plans to take up restoration work for flood affected rivers embankments. The ministry of Jal Shakti ( Technical Advisory Committee) has approved the pre and post flood control works on August 14, 2020 and Investment Clearance Committee has also approved on October 22, 2020.

The House moved motion on Three Financial Committees namely Committee on Public Accounts, Committee on Estimates and Committee on Public Undertakings.

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