The Meghalaya government’s recent move to establish the State Education Commission is poised to transform the education landscape in the state. With a distinguished team of advisors, the commission aims to offer valuable recommendations and drive policy changes aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020.
Leading Advisory Body
The State Education Commission is chaired by SM Sungoh, a prominent figure in the Department of Education at North Eastern Hill University (Nehu). Accompanying him as advisors are David Reid Syiemlieh, former Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), and Tony TC Marak, former Executive Chairman of Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education, offering their expertise.
Key Objectives and Responsibilities
Ambrose Ch. Marak, Secretary of the Education Department, serves as the Member Secretary, coordinating and facilitating the commission’s activities. The immediate focus is advising the government on school and college matters, including salary structures, management, and accountability while aligning policies with the NEP 2020.
Enhancing Education Quality
With a two-year term, the State Education Commission is determined to recommend reforms and strategic interventions to improve the quality of education in schools, colleges, and higher and technical education institutions across Meghalaya.
The official notification issued by the state government emphasizes the commission’s pivotal role in fostering educational excellence and achieving the objectives outlined in the NEP 2020.
Summing it up
The establishment of the State Education Commission marks a significant step towards elevating the education sector in Meghalaya. With expert guidance and a focus on policy changes, the commission aims to pave the way for a promising future for students and educational institutions in the state.