Meghalaya govt to revamp education system

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Shillong, May 9 (UNI) The Meghalaya government has decided to overhaul the educational system to attract more students and provide better education to children in the state.

''The Education Department is in the process of drafting the Education policy,'' State Higher and Technical Education Minister Manas Chaudhuri informed the Assembly today.

Mr Chaudhuri, who was replying to a cut motion moved by Opposition member Lahkmen Rymbui, said the government was also open to the idea of Private Public Partnership (PPP) in setting up educational institutions in various areas of the state.

He also said the government had decided to train teachers at the primary level to improve the teaching system and provide better quality of education.

On the high school dropout rate, the journalist-turned-minister said the department had entrusted the North Eastern Hills University (NEHU) to carry out a study on the high school drop-out rate in the state.

He further said the university was expected to submit a report in a month's time.

Mr Chaudhuri said the government was also planning to upgrade the Shillong Polytechnic to an engineering institute for the benefit of the local youths.

Earlier, the Congress Opposition members suggested the government to improve the educational system by introducing vocational courses, which would help the students in the long run.

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