Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has said the education department needs to bring in reforms and improve standard of government primary schools so that people feel confident in enrolling their children in government institutions. Lobo said this while speaking to media in Calangute when he came to inspect work that is being carried out in government primary schools. He said, although the government is improving the facilities in the government primary schools all over Goa, these were not enough. Along with infrastructural improvement, there also has to be improvement in educational standard in government schools, he added. “Teachers need to be provided training in order to improve the quality of teaching and bring government primary schools on par with private schools. However, this is not happening and, hence, Goan parents prefer to wait in queues to enrol their wards in private schools,” he lamented. The government is providing smart boards, projectors, laptops to government primary schools, however, teachers should get necessary training, he said, adding, the government needs to hire a consultant to improve quality of education in government primary school.