AKM launches free coaching for underprivileged students
Mokokchung, Oct. 13 (EMN): With an aim to reduce dropout rates of students from lower-income groups and also give an opportunity to the underprivileged students to clear their High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC), the Ao Students’ Conference (AKM) launched a free coaching class in its conference hall on October 13.
Many students have benefited from the free coaching class and the number of students’ enrolling in the coaching class has steadily increased every year since its inception in 1997. More than 30 students have registered to undergo coaching classes on various subjects for their coming matric examination this year.
The AKM was hopeful that voluntary teachers, the pillar of the coaching class, would guide the students in every possible way to clear their examinations.
Speaking at the launch event, EAC of Mokokchung Zerutso lauded AKM and voluntary teachers for their noble initiative. He thanked the teachers stating that their reward would not be monetary gain but a ‘reward greater than monetary gain in terms of making a better society.’
To the parents, he advised them to continue their constant support and encouragement by providing a good study environment for the students. Zerutso also reminded the students that their decision to enrol in the programme was the first step towards reaching their goal.
He also asserted that all the successful persons today are not successful because they have succeeded in ‘one full scoop’ but they have worked hard to overcome challenges despite their failure.
“Be brave and boldly face the challenges that come in your way; work hard to reach your goal,” he advised the students.
Further reminding that everything comes with a price in today’s age, Zerutso termed the students ‘lucky few’ to avail free coaching classes. He, therefore, advised them to take the advantage and make ensure that AKM’s efforts and sacrifices are not wasted.
It was informed that regular classes would commence on October 14 from 1 pm onwards.
“The coaching classes will be different from school environment but rules and regulations will be stricter than the schools,” said one of the AKM officials.