Abolishing some schools and neglecting many on the pretext of developing some model schools by state government is an exclusive agenda contrary to UN's Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG-4) which aims to "Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities", convenor of Heirangoithong High School (HHS) academic development committee L Randhoni said on Monday.
Addressing the celebration of Children Day cum Distribution of School T Shirt under the theme "Educate the Poor Children" at HHS campus in Imphal West on Monday, Randhoni alleged that focusing only on some specific schools leaving aside all the other government schools behind is an act of attempting to earn fame by the government.
Pointing out that government schools in the state have become pathetic with deteriorating infrastructures, inadequate classrooms, uneven teaching staff, decreasing number of students, she questioned as to why the government is not treating all the government schools equally.
The teachers of the government schools are mostly well talented and have better teaching experience, she said, stressing the need to utilise the government teachers in a most significant manner for the betterment of the education sector.
The function was attended by former principal of GP Women College, Y Chandrasakhi, as chief guest; headmistress of HHS, L Lalita, as president; retired additional chief engineer, T Thaba, and vice-chairman of HHS School Development Committee, S Shantikumar, as guests of honour.