Saturday, September 18, 2021



Education in the form of reading and writing was first introduced in the area by the British. The initiative in spreading education was taken by the Christian missionaries.

The first school in Mizoram was started by the missionaries in Aizawl in 1897. Three Government primary schools were opened in Aizawl in 1898. In 1903 the Government handed over the responsibility of primary education entirely to the missionaries.

Spread of education in Mizoram was adversely affected by the migratory habits of the Lushais.

The Government's attention to education increased significantly after independence.  Earlier the efforts were mainly to increase primary education.  Quite a number of primary school were gradually upgraded to middle and high school level.  The number of educational institutions are keeping pace with the thirst of the Mizos for formal education.