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KSU asks govt to improve education after poor ranking

Shillong, June 16: The KSU wanted the government to take measures to improve the education system in the state.

In a letter to the Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday, the KSU Education Cell chairman Raymond Kharjana pointed out the downgrading performance of the state in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) issued by the Centre.

According to him, for the third consecutive year, Meghalaya is the only state to remain in grade V and this shows that the education system is not at all robust and not showing any signs of improvement.

He said schools and colleges need proper infrastructure.

“It is shocking to see the condition of many schools in rural areas besides the teachers are facing difficulties”, he said.

“With this pandemic, the state education system, which is already crippled, is facing more difficulties. The need for online education and classes has made matters worse, especially for those living in the rural areas, as they do not have access to smartphones nor internet connectivity”, he said.

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