Aizawl: Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte on Tuesday said he has sought explanations from some government schools with zero pass percentage in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination held during February and March.
In the Class X board exam results declared by the Mizoram Board School Education (MBSE) on May 2, more than six government schools secured nil pass percentage.
Addressing general meeting of Durtlang Higher Secondary Teachers’ Association in Aizawl on Tuesday, Ralte said he had instructed education department officials to write to government schools, which have continuously failed to pass in Class X board exams for several years why they should not be closed down for having zero pass percentage for several years.
He said that the government gives top priority to education and would upgrade it accordingly. “The government will leave no stone unturned to improve education system,” he said.
Ralte said that all government schools provide admission, uniform, text books and mid-day meal to the students free of cost. He expressed regret that students chose to join private schools instead of government schools, which are equipped with good building infrastructure and qualified teachers.
Ralte said that all government teachers were paid regularly. He also blamed teachers for losing school children. “I am suspicious that teachers are responsible for losing children, who chose to join private school instead of government schools,” he said as he urged teachers to retrospect themselves.
He said that the state government is making massive effort to cater the needs of the students. The minister also urged government teachers to ensure that more students get admitted in government schools by 2020. He also expressed concern about the learn by-heart system which has been largely followed by the students.
Ralte further urged the teachers to take responsibility in educating their students for moral reformation and making a good society.