Shillong, July 14: A day after MBOSE Class XII Humanities results were announced, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that colleges in the state have the capacity to accommodate all students who have passed their exams.
“We have the capacity to absorb all the students in Meghalaya, at least for Humanities, Science and Commerce stream,” he said.
He added that although the sought after colleges in Shillong won’t have enough seats for all the students who have passed their Class X and Class XII exams, colleges in other parts of the state can accommodate students in various streams.
Citing examples of Higher Secondary Schools in Jirang, Baghmara and more, and Colleges like Tura Christian College, Ampati College and others across the state, he stated that students should utilise these colleges.
He said that teachers and professors in all these institutes have met the criteria to teach, and therefore students should look into these colleges as well.
The Education Minister also informed that the government has decided to finance the salary of teachers in nine colleges all over the state.
The only problem – he informed – was on courses like engineering and more. However, he added that he had paid a visit to Shillong Government College of Engineering in Mawlai, and added that he was happy with the progress.
“We have fixed the target for December 2021,” he said, adding that he hopes the college will start taking admissions from 2022.
He also mentioned that the progress of Government Architecture College in Tura was also satisfactory.