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Private High English Schools Contributing Quality Education

In Manipur, Government recognized private English High Schools (particularly the Missionary) are producing till date quality students much more than their Government counterparts. Some major factors responsible for the academic achievements are: (a) integration of nursery and kindergarten classes to... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 10, 2011

Cash rewards for farmers IMPHAL, Apr 9: The District Agriculture Officer (DAO), Senapati has announced cash incentives of Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively for the best three farmers of Senapati district who can harvest maximum yield in a season. Speaking at an awareness program on crop... 

EDITORIAL: The Text Books Riddle

It is a classic case of a system gone hay wire, where the only language understood and acceptable is money-hard cash-or else how does one give a credible explanation for the shortage of text books prescribed by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur year after year. The system itself may be flawed... 

AMSU Hosts Get Together

IMPHAL, Apr 5: A get together function in honor of all the newly elected students’ unions of colleges and higher secondary schools in Manipur for the academic session 2010-11 was hosted by All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) at its headquarters office here today. Additional Director of Education (U)... 

Govt Schools Yet To Set Academic Calendar

An empty classroom of a Government-run school IMPHAL, April 2: Though most private schools in Manipur have already commenced their academic session, Government schools under the State Education Department have not been able to follow its own academic calendar and announce a definite date for commencement... 

IGNOU Holds Its 22nd Convocation

NEW DELHI, April 2: The world largest university Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has awarded 44,926 Bachelor’s degree, 20,755 Master’s degree, 59,042 Diplomas, 90,618 Certificates and three PhD’s today at the 22nd Convocation held at its Convention Centre here in Maidan Garhi. Union... 

Govt Apathy Disappoints Ukhrul Students

UKHRUL, Apr 1: The Students’ Union of Pettigrew College (SUPC), Ukhrul and Ukhrul Students Union (HKL) have expressed strong reservations over prolonged negligence of the State Government towards infrastructural developments of Pettigrew College. While speaking at a press conference, SUPC secretary... 

EDITORIAL: No Test: Cheers Or Jeers?

It is a tough decision. We are at a loss of word, unable to decide whether to cheer or jeer, but the irony is not lost on us. So the State Government has decided that academic records upto the graduation level from Class X will be the yardstick to determine the selection of graduate teachers and the... 

Ukhrul Students Draw Attention

UKHRUL, Mar 30: Peeved with the last minute announcement of excluding their names from the ongoing High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination conducted by BoSEM, 31 students of Worrin High School, Lunghar drew attention of the concerned authority and student bodies in this regard. According to... 

Khamasom Village Secretary Alleges

IMPHAL, Mar 25: Khamasom Village secretary AS Yaolei has alleged that building construction of Khamasom High School, in Ukhrul district is far from being completed even though an amount of Rs 15.91 lakhs has been withdrawn by the contractor concerned in three phases. Speaking to some newspersons today,... 

The Wonder Years

My daughter’s first day in the school after she turned 4 was a big day for the two of us at least. We talked about it for months and mentally prepared for it.  She’d not have me around to pick her up when she fell, pat her on her back when she faltered and cuddle her to sleep in the afternoons,... 

Govt-COTA Standoff Calls For Special Committee

“The end of education is character.” These are the words of the Shri Satya Saibaba which is reduced to writing in a big banner at the “Keishampat” junction that greets me every morning whenever 1 go for my official works. These words have indeed rightly said which cannot be denied or questioned.... 

We Can: Women Can

My dear fellow teachers and distinguished personalities, I would like to begin by stating outright that I am not delivering this as a Key-Note Address as such. Rather I am sharing with you my thoughts—my concerned thoughts on/about issues and questions confronting women today. Women Question: It has...