Andrew Ahoto honoured with ‘Education Icon 2018’
Dimapur, Sep. 11: In a rare acknowledgement accorded to an educationist from the state, chairman of Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School (LFHSS), Andrew Ahoto, was honoured with the ‘The Education Icon of the Year 2018’ by Education Today (ET) on September 8 at Gurugram in Haryana. He was selected along with the other 25 education personalities and visionaries for displaying exemplary trait of sincerity, dedication and hard work in the field of education.
In a tete-a-tete, Ahoto said: “We (LFHSS) do a lot of developmental works for the children to be active either in sports or in academics. In everything, we have given an equal platform to all the children (including the past students).”
Stating further on the reason behind the achievement, Ahoto remarked that out of 220 working days, the school organises 180 events in a year. He goes on to say that the school conducts event every week to motivate students for life-long career and not just a mere event.
The chairman also spoke on the activities conducted by the school in order to promote the state’s economy.
Ahoto recounted on earlier days during 80’s, when people from Nagaland looked up to Shillong or some other places for acquiring good education. However, he was confident that “Nagaland can do better now.” The only priority challenge according to him was, “we don’t have good roads.”
Being an icon of the first its kind in the state, Ahoto encouraged other schools to be ‘imaginative, good and skilful’ as grades alone is not enough.’