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Meghalaya minister seeks Nishank’s intervention in edu matters

Shillong, August 22: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has called on Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in Delhi to seek his intervention in matters pertaining to school curriculum and pedagogy, an official statement said here on Thursday.
According to the statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office, Nishank has assured Rymbui that issues raised by him would be taken up for discussion and necessary interventions be made.
Rymbui, who was accompanied by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to the meeting on Wednesday, insisted that a special scheme should be rolled out for recruitment of language teachers in schools.
He also said that streamlining education facilities, in tune with the draft National Education Policy, would add to the financial burden of Meghalaya schools, half of which are run by minority organisations.
The education minister urged the Centre to allow managing committees in minority institutes to operate everyday affairs through their sponsors.
Restructuring school curriculum and pedagogy would entail additional manpower, he said.
Besides, introducing classical and foreign languages could also overburden the coffers of schools, Rymbui told the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister.
Due to shortage of central funds, the state has been facing difficulties for implementation of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the CMO statement maintained.
Nishank, on his part, said he would ask his department to examine Rymbui’s requests and demands, it added. (PTI)