Shillong, Aug 6: The BJP Meghalaya Unit has asked the State government to make Khasi and Garo as compulsory subjects up to Class V in all schools and insisted that the State government should immediately implement the provisions of the new national education policy.
BJP State President, Ernest Mawrie in a staement said that a meeting of the State office bearers of the party discussed the new national education policy and unanimously demanded that Khasi and Garo should be made as one compulsory subject for all students in all schools of the State.
“All schools in the state, whether government or private, or run by various religious or social organisations, should be brought under the new national education policy, and it should be made mandatory for them to teach at least one local language as one subject to all students,” Mawrie said.
The State BJP president informed that he would write to the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma and Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui to make Khasi and Garo as compulsory subjects.
Terming the National Education Policy as historic, Mawrie said it was long overdue, and lauded the Central government for the holistic overhauling of the education system in the country.