The Arunachal Pradesh assembly today passed the education bill seeking planned development of institutions mushrooming in the state.
Education minister Bosiram Siram said there are innumerable government and privately-run educational institutions in the state without a well-defined mechanism for their regulation and control.
In this backdrop there was the need to bring a bill for maintenance and improvement of the standard of education.
Earlier duing the discussion members cutting across party line decried the present 'declining' standard of education and compared it with the their school days when they were taught by dedicated teachers from outside the state.
Pointing to the present practice of appointing teachers on the basis of certificates and not merit, the members said people, who somehow manage certificates from open schools, get appointed as teachers.
Trinamool Congress member Layta Umbre said during his visit to schools in his constituency, he had found though the medium was English, students seldom could speak in that language. He suggesed instead of English the medium should be changed to Hindi.
Tapen Siga (BJP) said the state government should take stern action aganst teachers who refused to go to remote areas and wanted to stay in urban areas only.