Shillong, December 9, 2019 (MMP): Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today expressed the need of brining about massive structural changes and rationalization in the educational polices in the state. Address as the Chief Guest in the Golden Jubilee celebration of Mothers’ Union Secondary School, Tura, the Chief Minister said that the overall scenario of school education was very challenging in the state and the situation Garo hills in particular was worrisome and alarming where the overall pass percentages in Secondary and Higher Secondary Board Exams stood far below the average pass percentages of the state and therefore, Garo Hills need special attention, he said.
Out of every 100 students who appeared in the Board Examination, only some 25 students pass the exam in a particular district of Garo Hills, ’that is a fact and challenge’ he expressed concerned. When analysed the factors responsible for such a poor state of affairs, it has come to the fore that only one but there are myriad of factors like lack of infrastructures, not having enough sufficient furniture, delay in completion of syllabus, last minute rush for course completion, besides shortcomings on the part of the government, teachers and parents are responsible to great extent, the Chief Minister, pointed out.
The Mothers’ Union School of Tura located just adjacent to the Chandmari playground, was started by a group of spirited mothers of Tura town feeling the need for then good English medium school for the children of the town in the summer month of 1969 with a mere borrowed sum of Rs.2,000/- . MMP