Kohima: Nagaland received over Rs 437 crore during the last five years from the Central government under compulsory free education.
Minister for School Education CM Chang replying to a query raised by Opposition leader Tokheho during the ongoing session of the state assembly yesterday said that under Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan (SSA) Rs 37447.98 lakhs was received while Rs 6291.18 lakhs was received under Rashtrya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) from Centre from the fiscal 2008-09 to 2012-13.
Nevertheless, Congress Legislature Party leader Tokheho Yepthomi raising supplementary regretted that despite having received such huge amount of funds for improvement of educational facilities in the state the performance of the government schools during the last five have been very discouraging.
"Besides state normal budget, department receiving so much money from the GoI under Compulsory Free Education to be given to the students, but the results of last five years result so bad," he said.
He also highlighted the comparison in performance of government and private schools during the last five years with government schools both at high and higher secondary levels lacking far behind than the private schools.
He said during last five years students of government schools passing in first division in High School leaving Certificate Exam is only 15 while Private School has 2009 students.
The average 60% pass percentage of government schools stands at 409 while Private school is 13752.
In the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Exam, he said government schools students passing in first division were 923 while 4345 students from private schools passed in first division.
He also lamented despite appointment of 5419 graduate and primary teachers during the last years by Education department, but the menace of proxy teachers has not been checked.
"Prevalence of proxy teachers in government schools should be checked properly in order to improve the quality of teaching in government schools," he said.