- Dr. Mukul Sangma distributed Mobile Tabs to the students of Class XII in the state
- CM Mukul Sangma said that the Government is still facing the challenge of dropouts from the schools
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma distributed Mobile Tabs to the students of Class XII in the state, on Tuesday. The distribution was done under the state government’s Student Digital Learning Aid Scheme. The CM did speak about the challenges that government is facing, on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, CM Mukul Sangma said that the Government is still facing the challenge of dropouts from the schools. CM Sangma after providing the details, said that in the year 2006-07, the dropout rate in elementary school level used to be 30 percent which got reduced to 19.5 percent in the year 2011-12.
CM Mukul Sangma also informed that the dropout rate at the secondary level used to be 39 percent in the year 2006-07 which has come down to 11.5 percent now.
CM Sangma further added that the State Government in the year 2014-15 wasn’t able to distribute Mobile Tabs to students because of the unexpected financial constraints which were arisen due to the sudden ban on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal.
CM Sangma emphasized on adopting the use of technology in the day-to-day life. He said that the state should take advantage of the digital revolution which is at an enormous rise across the globe. Earlier, Ampareen Lyngdoh, the Minister in charge Information and Technology, had informed that around 25000 Class XII students in the state were the beneficiaries of the scheme.