Friday, October 30, 2009

Sikkim Governor and Chief Minister Paints Conflicting pictures of Sikkim Schools

Gangtok,October30: Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling had an embarrasing time as governor BP Singh expressed concern at the high dropout rate in schools in the state before Vice-president Hamid Ansari and other dignitories.

Singh was speaking at a seminar on 'Right to Education With Special Reference to Sikkim and Its Impact on Legal Awareness Campaign' here organised by Sikkim High Court on the occasion of its golden jubilee celebrations which was inaugurated by Ansari, who is on a visit to the mountain state.

Earlier, Chamling had painted a bright picture about the state of education in Sikkim saying that the state has one of the highest literacy rates in the country.

The state was recently given an award by a media group in New Delhi for being the best state among the smaller states in primary education, he told the function.

The Union Human Resources Development Ministry has released a report recently stating that the school dropout rate in Sikkim was 85 per cent and was the second worst performer behind Bihar.

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