Frame suitable policy for quality education: NCP

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Itanagar, Apr 05 (UNI) The Arunachal Pradesh unit of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded the state government to frame suitable policies for the improvement of the education scenario in the state.

''The government should accord top priority to the education sector and initiate necessary steps to improve the quality of education in the state which is below standards,'' NCP state president Aath Kabak Tacho told a press conference here.

He alleged that most of the schools in the state had almost remained non-functional for want of teaching staff, classrooms and other basic infrastructure.

Mr Tacho also blamed the teachers for the dismal education scenario in the state, as they ''were never willing to go to their places of posting and preferred to stay in their places of choice.'' The party opposed the decision of the state government to appoint Arunachal Pradesh State Transport General Manager, an Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) cadre, as the Director of School Education (DSE).

Mr Tacho further termed the demand of the Arunachal Teachers' Association (ATA) as ''genuine''.

''The state government should respect the sentiments of the teaching community and immediately revoke the order so as to pave way for the seniormost joint director of the department to become the DSE,'' he advocated.

Expressing solidarity with the ATA, NCP state unit general secretary Nabam Jollaw stated that for the post of DSE, a person should have ''multi-faceted qualities like skill, general ability, enthusiasm, temperament, good attitude, missionary spirit and ability to plan, lead, organise and coordinate educational activities.'' He urged the state government not to overlook the seniority and experiences of the people working in the department.

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