Imphal: Efforts are on to ensure every child in Manipur access to education, said Manipur Education minister Th Basantakumar Singh on Sunday.
The minister was talking to reporters after launching Building As Learning Aid (BALA) at Phoijing Primary School at Nambol of Bishnupur district of Manipur.
The minister said that the N Biren led BJP government in Manipur has been giving emphasis to the improvement of the education sector and efforts are on to ensure that every child has access to education.
He said that the “School Phagathansi Mission” programme was launched with the main objective of improving the government-run schools and children of poor families go to school.
However, the mission is yet to cover all the government-run schools, he also said, elaborating that the first phase of the mission covers only one school in each district of the state.
Under the mission, one school selected from these districts is developed as a model school and more schools in each district will be covered by the second phase of the mission.
The primary objective of the mission is to garner trust of the people towards government-run schools so that the performance and enrolment increases.
The other aim is to produce toppers in exams from the government schools, the Education minister added.
At the same time, the minister appreciated teachers of government schools who are working hard to teach the students despite lacking resources.
The minister hoped that the project (BALA) launched today will surely encourage the students while asserting that it is a project to use school building as a learning material.
BALA is a way to holistically plan and use the school infrastructure. It incorporates the ideas of activity based learning, child friendliness and inclusive education for children with special needs (CWSN).
At the core, it assumes that the architecture of school can be a resource for the teaching-learning processes.