Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma on Tuesday said the State Government will conduct a Massive Education (School) survey to find details about the students, teachers and the infrastructures of the schools.
He said the survey will also verify if there are Ghost students enjoying the benefit of Mid Day meal schemes in the state.
Speaking to reporters in Shillong, the Education Minister Rakkam A Sangma said, “We are going for Massive Education (School) survey where we are going to engage where we are going to engage some of the private parties we want to get the information of all the schools in the state be it students, teachers and the infrastructures, that means overall environment of the school.”
The Minister incharge of Education also assured that he will even visit the schools for inspection.
“We can take up in a phase wise manner, maybe in the model type manner, there are certain schools which are having low enrolment, and we need to find out reasons. There may be the reason as there are no teachers but if the teachers are provided then the enrolment ratio may go up. There may be certain schools where the number of enrolment figures differs from the actual number,” the Minister said.
Sangma also said this will be done in a phase manner while pointing out that there are certain schools which are having low enrolment and need to find out reasons.
“I am to get the correct figures of all the schools as early as possible. We are working on this prior to this we will have a review meeting with all the Sub Divisional School Education Officer (SDSEO) of the District Mission Coordinators (DMCs) and even we will have review meeting with all the Deputy Commissioners and all the officers in the Education Department so just to know the reasons and the factors as why this is happening,” The Education Minister said.
He further pointed out reportedly there are certain where teachers do not attend regularly.
“ I heard there are certain schools where teachers hardly come to school, there are certain schools which have 4-5 teachers in that particular school but they come to school on rotational basis. So we are working on all these factors to correct just to bring the difference in school education,” the Minister added.
Rakkam also said there are a number of schools with single digit enrolment as the state Government is assessing the option of shifting teachers or the deputation of the teacher from the schools from where the enrolment is not there.
“There are number of schools having single digit enrolment, the Government is working on in this so there may be some shifting of teachers or the deputation of the teacher from the schools from where the enrolment is not there,” he said adding that closing down close may not be the option Government but attempt will be made to revive them.