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Educational scenario in Manipur degrading due to radical socio-economy-political change: MU VC

The Vice-Chancellor was speaking during the three-day national level seminar on the educational scenario in Manipur with special reference to education in the hill areas on Thursday

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 14 Jan 2022, 4:05 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)

(Representational Image: Unsplash)

Comparing the educational scenario of Nagaland and Manipur, Vice-chancellor of Manipur University N Lokendra said that Manipur’s educational scenario is degrading due to the radical socio-economic-political changes, which is completely disturbing the system.

The Vice-Chancellor was speaking during the three-day national level seminar on the educational scenario in Manipur with special reference to education in the hill areas on Thursday at MU Court Hall, which was organised by Tribal Research Institute, department of Tribal Affairs and Hills, government of Manipur in collaboration with Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusion Policy (CSSEIP), MU sponsored by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, government of India.

Talking about the status of education in the hill areas, the VC said that a good number of bureaucrats and civil servants have come from hill districts of Manipur and the students of hill colleges are very brilliant. In fact, the students from the valley districts go to Don Bosco College of Mao and Maram. And many students from the hill districts have began to move out from their district for further academic carrier and they are competing in metropolitan cities, even performing extremely well in different areas, the VC added.

Continuing on the comparison of the educational scenario of Nagaland and Manipur, the VC informed that Nagaland adopted the system of communication system (community base system of education) and that the fund allocations of education work effectively by community base system. But in Manipur it is totally degrading and that lack of infrastructure is the main issue. Socio-educational fabrics of the state are thoroughly disturbed, he added.

Talking about National Education Policy, 2020, the vice-chancellor said that NEP has come up and MU had already constituted two committees for undergraduate and post-graduate. The committees had submitted the suggestion with the recommendation of NEP, 2020. NEP will administer in affiliated colleges of MU from the academic year of 2022-23.

Re-structuring the syllabus incorporation with people on community skill and foreign language will be very helpful for further studies and carriers, VC said. NEP 2020 in the pipeline may bring fundamental socio-economic change in education liberating and democratising form, he added.

He also suggested encouraging nursing colleges in Manipur for the inclusion of vocational courses in foreign languages, as they demand in South East Asia. The programme was attended by director of TA/TRI, Manipur, C Arthur Worchuiyo; dean of school education, MU, T Inaobi; director of CSSEIP, E Bijoykumar.

 

First published:14 Jan 2022, 11:27 am

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