Dy CM voices concern over tuition culture in state

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 29th Dec: While stressing that the idea of many people making tuition compulsory in education should be discarded, deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar has observed that such culture of tuition needs to be changed.
He was speaking as chief guest at the national seminar on ‘Reforming Teaching-Learning and Evaluation in Collegiate Education’, which was organised by Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations (FEGOCTA), Manipur at Sangai conference hall of Hotel Imphal here Saturday.
Y Joykumar, who pointed out development in human resources as the most important factor in development of a country, observed that development of human resource primarily depends on the government. Moreover, it also depends on the intellectuals, scholars, technocrats and scientific temper among the people that arises out of the quality of education availed in the state. As such, the national seminar held under the theme ‘Reforming Teaching-Learning and Evaluation in Collegiate Education’ is very relevant considering the current trend, he added.
The deputy CM, while acknowledging that there is a huge difference in outlook of school students and college students, observed that students think they are mature enough and are independent when they join college after completing their higher secondary that they don’t want to listen to their teachers. Such thinking is responsible for ruining the student’s life, he added.
He maintained that teachers at the school level need to provide proper counseling and make the students aware of changes that may occur in their life and added that lack of communication between teachers and students will bring no good.
Asserting that learning is a never ending process and that teachers are also updating themselves with new knowledge, Joykumar stated that one will be able to work for welfare of the people after applying what one has learnt.
People nowadays think that education is never complete without tuition consequently leading to a situation wherein students are unable to receive education with peace of mind, the deputy CM maintained and urged the people to discard the idea of making tuition compulsory in education while emphasising that such culture of tuition needs to be changed. President of FEGOCTA Dr A Pishak presided over the function which was attended by principal of YK College, Wangjing Dr S Giri; principal of Lilong Haoreibi College Dr A Surenjit; principal of DM College of Arts Dr Ch Sheelaramani and principal of DM College of Science Dr E Jadu as guests of honour.


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