SANJAYA: The government arts colleges in Sikkim have been operating for years under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Science, but the first two high schools to open in the country were in the state’s far west.
The government, however, has no plans to reopen them.
“We are not in a position to reopen these government colleges in the near future, we have already announced to do so,” said Shri Shri Ram Ramasamy, president of the State Council of Higher Education.
The first two government colleges opened in 2010, but only the second one in 2012, said a government official.
“There is no plan to open another government college in Sumpur.”
The second one opened in 2015, but no date has been set for its reopening.
“The government will be happy to have a state-run high school,” said the official, who was not authorised to speak to the media.
“But we are in a transitional period.”
The government is yet to set a date for the reopening of government colleges.
“It depends on the government of the day,” said a senior government official, adding that the process was still in its early stages.