Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui has urged teachers to think of innovative ways to reach out to students during the pandemic.
The Minister said he understands the difficulties faced by teachers in reaching out to students amid the prevailing situation brought about by the Covid-19, but hoped that the challenges brought about could be shouldered by both the teachers and the government.
Rymbui was addressing a virtual inaugural function of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Meghalaya College Teachers Association (MCTA).
Rajya Sabha MP, WR Kharlukhi recalled his times as an office bearer of the MCTA. Informing that the government intends to come up with a book to mark 50 years of Statehood, Kharlukhi encouraged the association to also come up with a book documenting the struggles and achievements in the five decades of its existence.
Earlier, MCTA president, Dr B.H.Buam announced the theme of the year long Golden Jubilee Celebration – “Celebrating the past, igniting the future”.
A commemorative logo of the celebration, which will be used in all the Golden Jubilee communication of the association, was also released by the Education Minister.
The first general secretary of the MCTA, Prof D.L.Warjri also spoke on the occasion and urged the government to acknowledge the services of college teachers.
Warjri exhorted teachers to equip themselves better to effectively perform the multifaceted roles as teacher, mentor and guide.
The President of the Association also announced different activities that will be organised by different units as part of the yearlong celebrations.