Allow minority institutions to manage schools: Meghalaya to Centre
The Meghalaya government has urged the Centre that minority institutions should be allowed to manage the school managing committees through their sponsoring bodies so as not to dilute the initiatives taken by them, especially in the elementary section.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma and education minister Lahkmen Rymbui called on Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in Delhi and apprised him that Meghalaya, being a Christian-dominated state,50% of the schools here are run by minority organisations. Hence, the sacrifices made by these minority institutions should not be ignored. These schools receive government grants from time to time.
Regarding the draft national education policy, Rymbui apprised the minister that restructuring the educational facilities in the state would be difficult and involve a lot of financial burden, especially for the minority organisations supporting them.
They also highlighted the financial burden involved in the introduction of classical and foreign languages in schools. Rymbui pointed out that unless a special scheme is rolled out for the recruitment of language teachers, offering these language in schools, colleges and universities would be difficult. The state government reiterated that status quo be maintained regarding the language policy.