Arrest decline in quality of education, student leaders told
Kohima, Nov. 5 (EMN): Concerned over the decline in quality of education due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Assistant Professor of Kohima Law College and President of Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO), Kezhokhoto Savi, on Friday urged student leaders to look into it in order to build the society.
He raised the concern during the All Nagaland College Students’ Union’s (ANCSU) change of guard programme in Kohima.
He said that the newly elected executives of ANCSU led by President Toito D Chishi will face challenges, pointing out that the quality of education has gone down following the outbreak of the pandemic.
Speaking from experience as a teacher, he said that he was disheartened when his students (law students) protested against conducting examinations in offline mode. The protest was led by those students who didn’t want to study and want to copy at their homes, which is equal to cheating in examination, he said while sharing how the quality of education has taken a beating.
Savi, who had served as a student leader in the past, recounted that he used to be “arrogant” and “proud” back then. However, such attitude did not work out and “we failed because of our indiscipline”, he said while advising the student leaders not to work like him but respect others and serve the people.
Maintaining that the responsibility of student leaders is huge, he encouraged them to ‘establish themselves by working hard and setting good examples for other students.
On the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act (Sarfaesi Act), he opined that it will affect Article 371A, which is ‘next to sovereignty’.
Stating that there is no provision in the Act about property going to the indigenous inhabitants and no guarantee that immovable property of the indigenous would not go to the outsiders, he said student leaders should ponder on which is more important — development or people’s rights.
Outgoing ANCSU President Vimeyiekho Vitso shared that there would be lots of things to sacrifice in the pursuit to do something good for the student’s welfare. There is a transition from old to the new education system, and as a student leader, one must adopt and adapt to the new system of education, he told the newly elected executives.
Reminding them of the huge responsibility and challenges ahead, he said one has to be thorough with scholarships, policies and programmes related to students. ‘As a student leader, if we are unable to respond to these queries, we are going to fail them (students),’ he said.
‘ANCSU is a crucial platform that looks after a crucial age group who can be easily influenced towards doing something good or bad. Through the platform, the future of the students is going to be determined,’ he asserted while urging the office bearers to work as a team.
The new president of the union, Toito D Chishi, assured his sincere commitment to work for the welfare of the student community and sought support and guidance from the seniors.