Zonal Education Office (ZEO), Tamenglong
The Zonal Education Office is located at the Old Treasury, Tamenglong HQ. Formally it was called District Education Office but under Government of Manipur Policy, it was converted to Zonal Education Office.
Zonal Education Office Supervise the schools under Education (S), upto the level of High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools including Grant-In- Aid Schools. Though some of the Primary Schools are under Autonomous District Council, Tamenglong. So it has a great responsibility in the field of education.
The present staff position under ZEO’s office is:
- Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) – 1 nos. (in-charge)
- Deputy Inspector (DI) – 2 nos. (in-charge)
- Assistant Inspector(AI) – 2 nos. (regular) and 2 nos. (in-charge)
- UDC – 2 nos. (regular)
- LDC – 1 nos. (regular)
- Grade-IV – 3 nos. (regular)
- Chawkidar – 1 nos. (regular)
Schools under ZEO Tamenglong are as follows:
- Higher Secondary School – 2 nos.
- High School – 18 nos.
- Junior High School – 24 nos.
- Primary School – 85 nos.
- Grant in Aid – 17 nos.
- Ashram School – 1 nos.
Teacher and Grade IV strength under ZEO Tamenglong:
- School Teachers under General Account – 138 nos.
- Primary Teachers under SSA – 87 nos.
- Upper Primary Teacher under SSA – 17 nos.
- Graduate Teacher under RMSA – 67 nos.
- Teachers under Grant in Aid – 33 nos.
- School Grade IV – 13 nos.
MID-DAY MEAL SCHEME, TAMENGLONG DISTRICT
Brief History: Implementation of Mid Day Meal Scheme in Tamenglong District started from November, 1995. As per the Directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 20-04-2004 in WP(C) No. 196 of 2001, the Tamenglong District started providing cook food to all the schools of primary stage (Govt. /Aided) w.e.f. 14-11-2004. The Scheme had been extended to Upper Primary with Primary class’s w.e.f. 1st August, 2008. Since than, total of 314 Primary and 60 U/pry schools were covered during 2018-19.
About the Scheme:
Mid Day Meal Scheme is a centrally sponsored flagship programme. Financial assistance at a ratio of 90:10 on cooking cost and cooks honorarium between central Govt. and the state Govt.100% central assistance towards cost of food grain, transportation charges of food grain.
Components of the Scheme:
Food grain are consumed/used at 100 gms to primary and 150 gms to Upper primary per child per day on all school working days. Cooking cost is Rs. 4.13 in primary and Rs.6.18 in upper primary per child per day. Cooks honorarium are paid at Rs.1000/- per month for 10 academic months. Cash components of cooking cost and cooks honorarium are transfered through concern SMDC accounts. Cooking cost are released upto the month of June 2017.
Mid Day Meal Rice for the month from January to June 2018 was lifted and distributed to all the schools as per allocation from the Government.
SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAAN, TAMENGLONG
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is a Flagship Programme of Government of India, to attain Universal Elementary Education in the country in a mission mode. It aims to provide useful and relevant education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years.
RTE Act 2009 (Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009) was passed in the year 2009 and inserted in article 21A of the Indian constitution. It was enforced w.e.f 1st April 2010 all over the country except the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In Manipur, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, State Mission Authority, Babupara, Manipur is the implementing Authority of RTE Act 2009. At district level, it is implemented by District Board of Education, Tamenglong under the chairmanship of District Magistrate, Tamenglong.
Deals with all the construction activities in SSA. New Primary Schools, where village/ habitation is unserved as per the findings of the school mapping exercise via used of GPS(Global Positioning System) machine and newly upgraded Upper Primary Schools are provided school buildings. Additional Classrooms are also provided to schools where there is less number of Classrooms and also to dilapidated schools. Separate girls’ toilet is provided to different schools which have a common toilet. Drinking water facility is also provided to schools which do not have the facility. Ramps are built in schools for barrier-free Access in schools as part of inclusive education.
- 26 new Primary School under construction in unserve habitation/ village.
- 7 upgraded Upper Primary School from Primary Schools under construction.
It focuses on the quality aspect of education. It is felt that quality in education can be improved by capacitating the teachers with training without affecting their normal teaching schedule. Hence, in service training like 5 days in service teachers training, refresher course, training of master trainers, etc are taken up in all the blocks of Tamenglong. 1 day 10 months teachers meeting at Cluster level were also conducted.
Kasturba Gandhi Ballika Vidyalaya (KGBV):
It is being set up to provide residential schooling facility at upper primary level for girls belonging to minority communities. In Tamenglong, KGBV was set up in the year 2007 at New Mandu as Tousem Block was the only EBB (Educationally Backward Block) in Manipur. Now, the KGBV is providing schooling facility upto class IX (nine) standard with 116 Students.
School uniforms to ST students and girl students are entitled at 400 rupees per student. As there was 15,924 eligible students, an amount of 63,69,600 rupees was received from the State Project Office for the year 2017-2018. The said amount is transferred to the SMDC concerned bank account according to the number of enrolment in the school. The SMDC concerned procured school uniform at their level and distributed it to the students.
Free Text Books:
Text Books are distributed freely to all the students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools. The District project Office collected the text books from SPO, Imphal according to the number of enrollment of students in the district. The books are then distributed to the respective schools by DPO, Tamenglong.
Out of school children:
Special training facility is provided to Out of school children to enable the child admitted to age appropriate class as per RTE act 2009. The training is provided in residential and non residential form and may last from 3 months to 2 years as per the need of the student. 183 students were given Residential Special Training facility and 122 students received Non residential training facility in Tamenglong district in the year 2017-18. In total 305 students under RST and NRST is availing this facility in the year 2017-18.
Computer Aided Learning:
Computer Aided Learning is provided to expose students to computers at upper primary level. Its main emphasis is to broaden the knowledge of students through e-learning. 26 schools having upper primary have been installed computer laboratory in Tamenglong.