Rs 400 A Year Enough To Run Kachai School Hostel

IMPHAL, May 6: Undoubtedly, food is one of the basic requirements for daily survival of human beings. If one has to assume that Rs 10 is required to feed oneself daily at the least, then it becomes simple Arithmetic that he or she would require Rs 300 to spend on food for survival in a month. But believe it or not, there is a hostel in Manipur which is being run with just Rs 400 as fee for mess in...

EDITORIAL: Beautiful But Rhetoric

For a change, it’s nice to hear that the Government has started discussion to finance the expenses on education in addition to the steps being taken up to provide text books, uniform and even school bags, all free of cost, to students of Government schools. Setting up of Model Schools with an eye on producing meritorious students too is a good step deserving applause, especially in the light of the...

‘Imported’ Text Books Returned

Text books being stockpiled for return to the respective firms. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 30: Student bodies such as All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF), Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) and Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) today set May 1 as the deadline for book printing firms/publication houses to ensure...

Text Books Fiasco Takes Ugly Turn With MSF, Takes To Muscle Power, Private Schools Decry Assault, Slur Cast

IMPHAL, Apr 13: All Manipur Recognized Private Schools’ Welfare Association has strongly condemned assault of the elderly secretary general of the body, Khoisnam Japan by volunteers of Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) on April 11 over the issue of teaching text books published by outside firms in the private schools. Clarifying that the Association had only made the temporary arrangement of...

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 educational structure or ladder; (b) effective school organization and administration; (c) strict enforcement...

RTE Act: Imperiling Public Education

Most private schools are not elite at all, contrary to public perception, and the Right to Education Act will let them run amok at the expense of the public education system, writes E S Ramamurthy. The economics of owning and running a Ration Shop, the familiar name for the outlets in our Public Distribution System (PDS), are such that under normal business terms, the shop-owner could never make a...

EDITORIAL: Monopolizing Education

In this knowledge driven era, where everything is about tapping human resources and everything is based on specialized knowledge, the most dangerous thing that can happen to a society is when education becomes the monopoly of some private individuals, trusts or some organizations and a look at the present scenario in Manipur will leave no one in doubt on the question of where Manipur exactly stands...

‘Scope For Improvement’, Manipur Kids’ Math Better: Study

Image Credit: News-Views.in IMPHAL, Feb. 11: The reading and arithmetic ability of Manipur schoolchildren is better than the national average, according to a Annual Status of Education Report, 2010, but there is still considerable scope for improvement. Former chief minister Radhabinod Koijam released the report facilitated by a Delhi-based NGO Pratham today in a function here. Citing an example, the...

Manipur Tops In Opting For Private Schools

Government school at Hongman village, Senapati district. The picture gets clearer. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 11 : With 66.1 per cent of the total children between 6 and 14 years going to private schools, Manipur ranks first in the whole country in terms of sending children to private schools. Provisional account of the Annual Status of Education Report (Rural) 2010, better known as ASER...