Aizawl: Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte on Friday said that the government is willing to work with churches or missions to improve education system.
Citing that education should be imparted with a missionary zeal, he said that the government wants to hand over some government schools to mission or churches not because the government is unfit for handling them but to inculcate the fear of Lord in the mind of students.
“The government wants to work with the churches for which it has decided to hand over two red schools in Aizawl to Presbyterian church,” Ralte said while visiting Presbyterian English School in Khawzawl in Champhai district.
He said that the government wanted students to remember God while learning in schools. “Education should be given back to mission and education should be imparted with missionary zeal for the progress of Mizoram and the Mizo tribes,” he added.
Ralte also lauded Presbyterian English School in Khawzawl for achieving good results in High School Leaving Certificate examination declared on May 2. He also visited Hermon High School in the same town and government middle school at Chalrang village in Champhai district.
He said that the government is making massive effort to provide adequate teachers to all government schools across the state.
On April 23, the state cabinet had decided to hand over Govt Boys Middle School and Govt Boys Model English Medium Primary School in Aizawl to Mizoram Presbyterian Synod.
The cabinet had also decided to recruit 946 teachers for primary and middle schools to solve the perennial problem of faculty shortage across the state.