Published: 08th April 2022
Student enrollment in Mizoram's government schools has significantly increased, says State Edu Minister
The havoc that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked, and continues to wreck, especially on the education sector has been brutal, specifically in rural areas
Since educational institutions started reopening in Mizoram after two long years of remaining shut due to the ongoing pandemic, student enrollment in the state's government schools has seen been increasing significantly, informed a state minister.
It was on April 5, Tuesday, that Mizoram reopened schools for all classes.
"The state government has taken several steps to improve the education system and recruit more teachers, which in turn, prompted parents to send their children to government schools," Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said, as reported by PTI.
The minister was addressing a meeting at Sakawrdai village which is in the Northeastern part of the state bordering Manipur. It was as per reports received from various schools across the state that the enrollment in governments schools has significantly increased, he shared.
In a few schools, the increase in admissions has been by two folds and hence, new classrooms will have to be constructed or the existing ones' capacity needs to be expanded, the minister informed.