Degrees without quality education creating problem
Kohima, May 23 (EMN): Neivetso Venuh, a professor at Nagaland University, on Saturday said that degrees without quality education are creating problems in the society and scholars need to think of a way to provide value education to students.
Venuh, a professor in the department of History and Archaeology, NU, was addressing the Chakhesang Scholars’ Forum (CSF) webinar on ‘roles of scholars towards the society’ that was held on May 22.
The professor emphasised on the need for quality education among students in the Naga society today saying that “there is no value at all”.
According to Venuh, who has been in the teaching profession for more than 35 years, students in the past had better moral values compared to the present age.
‘Therefore, degrees without quality education are creating more problems in the society. If a student has a degree but does not have quality education, they’ll not be able to survive,’ he said.
‘The technological advancement has made people’s lives easier but it has also become artificial. There is a lack of original ideas among students as they depend on the internet for their assignments or projects. As scholars, we have to seriously ponder on this issue and think of a way to provide value education to young children,’ he urged.
The professor also challenged scholars to analyse and conduct research studies on issues relating to social structure, political and economic aspects in the society and contribute their ideas to solving the problems. He added that it is the scholars who can transform society by giving valuable ideas as is the case in the history of any nation.
Member of CSF constitution drafting committee, Colo Mero spoke on various aspects of education such as practical, quality, and education for employment.
He was of the opinion that the ‘best of minds must become teachers in institutions, including schools, colleges, universities and churches’.
“The profession directly and regularly builds and nurtures all other professions.
Scholars therefore have a vital role in building the society. Educated people must give back to society– through noble services, ministry, contributions and sharing of resources,” he said while adding that CSF members can take the lead.
Chairman of CSF, Dr. Zavise Rume in his keynote address, spoke on becoming more resourceful with the presence of many scholars working or pursuing studies in various universities, colleges and institutions across the country.
He informed that CSF was therefore formed and installed its first office bearers on April 29, 2021, to promote healthy and regular interaction on multiple academic disciplines.
Chakhesang is being identified as one of the most potential areas for research in various areas like village development board (VDB), communitisation policy, terraced farming, entrepreneurship, indigenous medicines, cultural practices, folklores and folktales, indigenous food, Rume informed and called upon scholars to rise up to protect the intellectual property rights.
The CSF in its virtual meet constituted a constitution drafting committee with Dr. Venüsa Tunyi as its convenor. Members included Colo Mero, Dr. Riku Khutso, Dr. Meneno Vamuzo, and chairman, CSF as its
ex-officio member. The committee was entrusted to work on criteria of membership fee and tenure of CSF executive members.
Various other CSF members have also shared their views during short sharing and interaction sessions. Earlier, Rev. Dr. Chekrovei Cho-o, professor, applied theology and director of Centre for Pastoral Renewal at Oriental Theological Seminary pronounced the opening prayer. Rev. Dr. Yiepetso Wezah, former principal at Baptist Theological College, Pfutsero made the concluding remark and Tavezo Theluo, Asst. Prof., Pfutsero Govt. College led the virtual meet.