Lahkmen Rymbui

SHILLONG:

Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui, has informed that the Centre had already released Rs 148 crore this week and the government is hoping to disburse the scholarship by next week.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Rymbui said, “The Central government has released Rs 148 crore this week only and we hope that by next week, we will be able to disburse all the scholarship of the students for the pre-matric and post-matric.”

Commenting on Meghalaya’s poor ranking in the recent Performance Grade Index (2020-21) of the Union Ministry of Education, he said that the department will improve in areas which need attention.

“I have already said time and again that I do not look at the score. I look at the part where we are lacking behind and improve it. From 2017-18, where our score was only 584, now it has reached 716 which means in every year, there is improvement,” he said.

He said that there is a need to diagnose the problem so that the education system in the state will be improved.

Meghalaya has been ranked the second-lowest among the states and Union Territories in the latest PGI ranking.