Minister applies for admission in class 11 as regular student

Jagarnath Mahto

Ranchi: Jharkhand Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Jagarnath Mahto has applied for admission in class-11 at Devi Mahto Inter College, Nawadih, a government affiliated inter college, in Bokaro district.

He has been facing criticism, not only from the common people but also from a section of elected members, for his educational qualification ever since he was elevated as HRD Minister of Jharkhand.

While announcing that new models schools will be opened across the State for better education, the minister said he is enrolling in class 11 and he will study hard.

“I am enrolling in class 11 now and will study hard. I was very offended when my capability of assuming the role of the HRD Minister was questioned as I am still just a class 10 pass out,” he stated.

The 53-year-old added: “4,416 model schools will be opened and operated all across Jharkhand. I have signed the order to undertake the work for it today. This will provide better education in the State with more facilities.”

He said, “Constant criticism inspired to re-start my pending education. Ever since I was made Education Minister of Jharkhand, a section of people has been aggressive on my educational qualification. Then, I decided to begin my studies again.”


NT Bureau