Guardians hail model schools move

Imphal, January 28 : All Manipur Students' Guardians Organisation has appealed to the State Govt for taking up necessary measures to ensure setting up of the proposed model schools in all the districts in time for the next academic session of 2009-10 .

Addressing a press conference in this connection at its Palace Compound office today, general secretary of the Organization O Yaima observed that the decision of the Govt to set up model schools in all the district of the State with the objective of producing good students is appreciable and it would be better if the students could study in these model schools from the academic session of 2009-01 .

This could be made possible if the Govt selects only those schools which are functioning well, he pointed out.

Working president of the Organsiation N Chaoba noted that for setting up the proposed model schools in all the districts, setting up of a Selection Committee at the earliest possible is essential so as to avoid those selections which are not fit to be converted as model schools.

The schools should be selected only after a through scrutiny by the Selection Committee.

He also informed that the different units of the Organisation at the district level have submitted the list of probable schools which could be converted as model schools.

These include Mukta High School at Moirang in Bishnupur district, Churachandpur High School in Churachandpur district, Serou High School in Thoubal district, Maha Union High School in Chandel district, Motbung High School in Senapati district, Tolloi High School in Ukhrul district, Jiribam Higher Secondary School in Jiribam, Tamenglong Higher Secondary School in Tamenglong district, Eastern Ideal Girls' School at Akampat in Imphal East district and Keishampat Girls' School in Imphal West district.

Chaoba further said that all these schools that have been cited by the All Manipur Students' Guardians' Organsiation have adequate buildings and land of their own and can serve the very purpose of the proposed model schools where the students and their teachers can stay together.

These schools would also face no problem of communication, he added.

It may be recalled here that on January 12, the State Cabinet of the Government recommendeded setting up of a special category English medium Government school in each of the district as model school.