Meghalaya launches scheme to attract children to schools
Meghalaya, Oct 09 (ANI): Years of militancy have left the economy in Meghalaya in bad shape and one of the worst affected sectors is education. However, with a decline in militancy in recent years, the government has turned its focus on improving the current condition of education. Education minister Deborah Marak launched the 'Education Emergency' scheme on her visit to Garo Hills district. The government hopes that such an initiative will once again attract dropouts and improve the literacy rate of the state. The minister also visited many other schools including the Rongrengre Higher Secondary School, Williamnagar, St. George Mission School and KGBV Samanda in East Garo Hills. Marak interacted with students and had consultations with officials at the schools. After interactions with various school administrations, Marak acknowledged the many bottlenecks in implementation of education programmes and schemes including the mid-day meal.