SHILLONG, Dec 03: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has admitted that improving the education sector in Meghalaya is a big challenge for his Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government even as he added that the government is not shying away from this mammoth task.
“Unless and until we don’t focus on quality education, we will not be able to take the State to its next level. The educational infrastructure is weak in our State and successive government has tried to address the challenge but it still prevails. We have made an attempt to accord priority to education sector to address the challenge,” he said.
Speaking at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Rev Thomas Jerman Jones Presbyterian School in Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills, he said, “The government through its education policy has been working out modalities to ensure that quality education is provided to the students.”
Lauding the School for its initiative, he said that the vision of the School to provide students vocational education, training on traditional music and sports will go a long way in furthering the talents of the children.
“It is a brilliant idea that the school is taking keen interest to provide holistic education to its students apart from text books. We need to develop our young children in the best possible manner to ensure that their talents are harnessed to its full potential,” he added.
He also handed over mementos to the founding members of the Schools, senior teachers, who were present during the Silver Jubilee celebration in presence of local MLA S.K. Sun and other dignitaries.