Under compulsory free education, over Rs 437 crore has been given to Nagaland by the Central government during the last five years.
The opposition leader Tokheho raised questions to C M Chang , the Minister for School Education, during the ongoing session of the state assembly regarding the money. Chang explained that under Rashtrya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Rs 6291.18 lakhs has been received while under Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan (SSA), Rs 37447.98 lakhs was provided to the state by the Centre Government during the period of 2008-09 to 2012-13.
Nevertheless, Tokheho Yepthomi, the Congress Legislature Party leader raised another issue that despite of large amount for education improvement in the respective sector have been discouraging. Alongside the performance of government schools decrease.
He showed concern about the condition of proxy teachers as 5419 graduate and primary teachers has been appointed in the last years however proxy teachers has not been checked completely. He added that presence of substitute teachers in the government school should be properly confirmed to enhance the quality of the education in government schools.
He said a huge amount of money has been taken from the GoI in Compulsory free Education scheme besides the state normal budget. He focused the difference in the performance of the government and private schools as performance at both high and higher secondary levels in government schools is lacking far behind the private schools.
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