Under the Government managed institutions, there are 118 Government Schools out of which 2 are Higher Secondary Schools, 16 are High Schools and rest are either Middle Schools or Primary Schools.Also, there are about 17 Private Schools all over the district. These institutions are well spread over rural, urban and semi-urban areas of the district. For Higher studies, Zisaji Presidency College which is a Government college in the district offering Graduate Degree Courses in Humanities and is located in the Kiphire Town. The different stages of schooling from primary to High School levels are clearly demarcated with separate establishments. In the private sector, all the different stages from primary to High School level are contained in the same establishment. Only two institutions.i.e Loyola Higher Secondary School (Private) and Zisaji Presidency College (Under Higher Education Department) offer Higher Secondary Level education.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Over the recent past, the growth of educational institutions in the district has made access to educational facilities easier for the people in both rural and urban regions. Free education up-to elementary level is provided in all the Govt institutions. Under the SSA, the NRBC and RBC programs are implemented that reach out to ‘never enrolled’ children between 6- 10 years and ‘drop out students’between 11-14 years of age respectively. To bridge up the gap between the male and female elementary schooling, Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya (KGBV) was established under Pungro EBRC where female literacy rate was found to be only 35.86% and was declared as a Educationally backward Block (EBB) in the year 2010. The KGVB centre is a residential facility managed by “Isa Multi Purpose Society”, an NGO. Normal courses from class VI to class VIII are offered and during the current academic year students in the age group of 11 to 14 years have been enrolled. The centre also imparts vocational and life skills trainings, conducts cultural activities and health check-ups from time to time.
Government initiatives through the intervention of national flagship programs such as the SSA have contributed much in improving the education scenario in the district. Better and friendlier school buildings were constructed with proper gender sensitive toilet and water supply and provisions of fire extinguishers and escape routes in time of fire hazards. Computer aided learning is being promoted through the SSA scheme and every Middle school was provided with 3 computer sets, 3 computer tables, 9 chairs and a generator. Three High Schools namely Yangphi, Amahator and Longmatra are under construction through the RMSA scheme.
Children from poor families with special needs are given assistance under the special CWSN (Children with Special Needs ) schemes such as free Hearing Aids; spectacles; wheel chairs and crutches. Teachers are trained in the new pedagogy of teaching and learning process and innovative practices of encouraging students to enroll and efforts to retain them in the schools are attracting increasing number of children to join school. Besides academic development, professionalism in sports is being promoted in the district through Government intervention and initiative The introduction of archery and Taek-won-do as part of the school program is a case in point here. Archery in Kiphire District is also trying its best to be professional. GMS Salumi and GMS Sitimi Town have been declared as Archery Academies and won the 3rd position in the State Level competition in 2012.
The linkage between economic capability and access to education and self improvement shows up most tangibly among the poor and the rural people. However, many students from the district are unable to secure financial assistance under various scholarship schemes from the Government.Some of the reasons for the lack of access to such assistance is due to poor performance and lack of the requisite qualifying marks and to some extent because of the cumbersome procedural formalities involved.
|Name of the Officer
|Shri. Deenabandhu Panda
|District Education Officer
|Principal, Zisaji Presidency College
|Shri. Purna Chandra Mishra
|Vice-Principal, Zisaji Presidency College