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DESAM celebrates 21st foundation day


Stemmed from its belief that well-being of a society will be achieved only through quality higher education, ‘Sensing Higher Education Through Quality Teaching’ theme has been chosen for celebration of DESAM’s 21st foundation day, said DESAM general secretary Leishangthem Lamyanba.

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Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has observed its 21st foundation day under the theme — ‘Sensing Higher Education Through Quality Education’ at Kamakhya Pemton College in Hiyangthang.

Dhanamanjuri University VC Prof. N. Rajmohon, Manipur University of Culture VC Prof. Paonam Gunindro, Kamakhya Pemton College principal Dr. Wahengbam Nimai along with DESAM founder president Laishram Romesh and DESAM president Nameirakpam Edision attended the event as presidium members.

Speaking on the occasion, DESAM general secretary Leishangthem Lamyanba highlighted the importance of higher education as mandatory for a better Manipuri society. DESAM strongly believes that the well-being of a society will be achieved through quality higher education, he said. Stemmed from this belief, ‘Sensing Higher Education Through Quality Teaching’ theme has been chosen for celebration of DESAM’s 21st foundation day, he added.

To bring quality in higher education, DESAM has raised several issues with the government, said the DESAM general secretary. Stating that colleges are facing shortage of teachers and no regular principals were appointed for over 24 colleges, he urged the government to address the issue immediately.

He lamented that no teacher has been recruited to DMCTE — state’s only institution where M.Ed course is open to bring quality teaching – since 2005. Degradation of quality education in the state is due to years of neglect by the governments, he added.

Another peculiar problem being faced by higher education institutions is that colleges having students do not have teachers to teach them while colleges having enough teachers do not have students to be taught. In order to address this problem, rationalization of subject, teacher and student ratio is essential in educational institutions, said the DESAM general secretary. He appealed to teachers to stop meddling in transfer policy to avoid posting at far-off places. He urged the government to dismiss those teachers who defy government’s policy.

As part of the programme, DESAM honoured Wangoi ZEO Chajing Mairenkhong Upper Primary School headmaster in-charge Bharamacharimayum Romio Sharma with this year’s Chingu Maichou Khongnangthaba Award (Chi-Ma-Kha Khonga) Award.

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