Shillong, Mar 17: Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today suggested adopting government aided Adhoc Schools to monitor their functioning.
“If 60 of us (legislators) adopt two three schools to oversee its development, whether teachers are going or not, whether attendance is taken or not, let it start from us so it becomes a mass movement, so we can monitor those schools,” he stated.
He made the statement after several MLAs raised the question of quality of education in government schools during question hour on adhoc schools in the state.
In response to a supplementary question by Mawphlang MLA SK Sunn on if the government plans to increase salaries of Adhoc School teachers, Rymbui stated that it is under examination and the government is working on it.
The minister informed the house that there are 2450 lower primary teachers, 3376 upper primary teachers, 2139 secondary government aided Adhoc Schools in the state.
He added that the salary paid for adhoc schools is Rs 181 crores and an additional amount of Rs 250 crores will be needed to raise salaries.
However, he assured that when funds are comfortable with the state government steps will be taken.
On a supplementary by Siju-Rongara MLA on when MTET will be conducted, Rymbui replied that the notification will be out in a few weeks.