Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today laid the foundation for the new building of Rymbai Government Secondary School in the presence of Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui, Minister for Social Welfare, Kyrmen Shylla, and senior officials, in Rymbai, East Jaintia Hills District.
During his address, the Chief Minister stated that the government accords top priority to the education sector. Emphasizing the need to improve the educational facilities across the State the Chief Minister said that the government is on a mission mode to enhance the overall infrastructure in different schools and educational institutions across the state. He further added that the government in its bid to improve the overall education scenario in the state is focussing on both the hard component of enhancing educational infrastructure and well as on the soft component which concentrates on the welfare of students and teachers. The Chief Minister also informed that to provide economical support to children a decision to enhance the scholarship amount has also been taken by the Government.
While highlighting the importance of quality human capital in the overall progress and development of the state the Chief Minister said, ‘In the days to come we will be investing very aggressively not just in education, but we’ll be investing in the youth of our state, education is one part of ensuring that our youth are pushed in the right direction and are skilled and trained in the right way. This government is working with a vision to ensure that we have a very strong young generation that will be able to contribute towards the growth of our state and our nation’.
The Chief Minister also informed that the new building of the school will be completed by December 2022.
Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui in his speech stated that the Government aims to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the district and the state. He further said that the education sector in the state is in the transformation stage and being the topmost priority, the government is very focused on improving education in the entire state for the betterment of the society and the state as a whole. “To transform education there are three important pillars to focus on that include trained teachers, good school building and good policies”, he said adding that the result of the transformation will not reflect today but in the generations to come. EOM