To ensure universal access to quality education for establishing literate society
Providing free and compulsory quality education at elementary level and improving the standard of secondary and higher secondary level, and also improving adult literacy.
1 Equity : Inclusion of disadvantaged groups, weaker sections and illiterate adults.
2 Quality : Improving standards of education.
3 Formulating policy and carrying out institutional and systematic reforms.
4 Access : Expansion of school and Teacher capacity building.
5 Retention : Improving retention rate of School children
The School Education Department looks after formal education through schools from Class I to Class XII, that is, Elementary Education from Class I to Class VIII, Secondary Education from Class IX to Class X, Higher Secondary Education from Class XI to Class XII. It also looks after Adult Education, Hindi Education and Physical Education. Besides, the department is also implementing various Central Schemes/programmes such as
1) Rashtrya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhyian (RMSA)
2) Sarva Shiksha Abhyian (SSA)
3) Mid-Day Meal
4) Right to Education Act, 2009.
It is the biggest department consisting of around 33% of the entire government work force in Mizoram as per the census of Govt. Employees, 2008.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shisha Abhyan (RMSA) and Sarva Shiksha Abhyian (SSA) are implemented through the Mizoram Education Mission Society in which the Secretary to the Government, School Education Department is the Mission Director. They are headed by the State Project Directors. The Right to Education Act is also implemented through the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
Though the department has a good number of notable achievements during the last Five year plan, there is still a long way to go to achieve the desirable qualitative changes. Therefore the programmes and schemes are directed towards achieving these goals which of course definitely imply allocation of resources reasonably. Further, in order to reform the system of education in the State of Mizoram, the Government of Mizoram set up the Education Reforms Commission to recommend ways and means to raise standards of education and improve its quality.