Govt to renovate over 1,000 schools


The state government has decided to renovate over 1,000 schools, which are in dilapidated conditions, within this year.


Informing this on Friday, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said, “An indepth and extensive report has been sought to prepare because our aim is that 1,000 plus schools will be renovated in this particular year.”


According to him, the financial requirement would only be known after the full report is being submitted. “If we cannot do it in one phase then we will plan to do it in two or three phases,” he said.


Earlier on April 29, Rymbui had sought a report with regards to the dilapidated condition of seven government schools under Mawsynram Block and South West Khasi Hills District.


When asked about the action taken in this regard, the minister said the department has sought a report not only for the 7 schools but for many schools across the state.