Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today assured to bring in reforms in Meghalaya’s prestigious Pine Mount School following allegations of mismanagement and deficiencies raised by teachers.
The chief minister accompanied by Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, Chief Secretary Donald P Wahlang and other officials paid a surprise visit to the school.
“We will look into the different concerns to ensure we reform this premier institution that has been a pride of Shillong and Meghalaya for generations,” he told reporters after the inspection.
Sangma said that hostel facility of the school was not up to the mark and that he had spoken to the department to ensure the construction of the new hostel building is taken up before the next academic year starts. He said improvement of infrastructure like toilets, school field and an unused auditorium will be taken up.
Other administrative requirements like offices for staff and Principal will also be examined, he added.
The prestigious institution was on the news for poor management like unhygienic toilets and lack proper amenities. Teachers had also demanded the removal of school Principal Aiom Ksiar Diengdoh who they blamed for the sad state of affairs in the school.