Aizawl: Mizoram’s apex student body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) on Wednesday felicitated 20 indigenous students, who figured in the top 10 list in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination declared recently.
The event held at Vanapa hall was graced by education minister Lalchhandama Ralte.
Speaking on the occasion, Ralte expressed disappointment about the insignificant number of Mizos, who cleared central services especially exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Citing that Mizoram will soon face shortage of Mizo officers, who can occupied chief secretary and deputy commissioner offices, the minister exhorted the students to work hard and compete with other students in the country and write for central competitive exams.
While expressing happiness for 20 students from private schools being figured in top-ten, Ralte said no student from government school have appeared in the top 10. He urged government school teachers to take this as a challenge and make effort to have students figure in top 10 before 2020.
The minister said that the government would look into those government schools and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan schools, which have zero pass percentage. He added that only qualified trained teachers would be recruited on muster roll basis to fill 946 vacant posts under the state government.
According to Ralte, the state government has floated advertisement for recruitment of 54 fourth grade staffers in various school and government offices and appointment letter would be issued to 100 people for primary schools and 60 for middle school on the basis of written test and personal interview conducted by Mizoram Public Service Commission (MPSC) recently.
Ralte also handed over citation and cash prizes to 20 students. While HSLC topper Lalrinnungi was awarded Rs 10,000, the rest were given Rs 5,000 each.
The event was also addressed by MZP president L. Ramdinliana Renthlei.