Engaging 68 percent proxy teachers is alarming, says Governor Acharya
‘Old ‘colonial system of education’still prevails; students must excel and make Nagaland a strong and prosperous state’
Dimapur, October 10
Governor PB Acharya has expressed concern over prevailing practice of engaging proxy teachers in Nagaland which he said is a rare case outside the state. He put it, over 68 percent of proxy teachers are engaged in 3000 government schools which is alarming. “Don’t beg for government services after completing your education, but become entreprenuers and create jobs.”
He told this to students while addressing the Freshers’ Social-cum-Annual Day of Unity College and Unity College of Teacher Education Day as the chief guest in Dimapur today.Stating that the old ‘colonial system of education’still prevails in India, he urged the students to achieve academic excellence and make Nagaland a strong and properous state. For this he said, one should not be self-centred but serve the people with all the knowlege acquired. “Service to man is service to God.”
“Coming to college and getting a degree is the first step of life and not the end. “We are second to none in knowledge”, Archarya said adding, when knowledge and wealth come together, it makes wonders. The chief guest congratulated the management and faculty of the college for the excellent results.
Acharya also said though Nagaland is rich in natural resources like coal, hydro power, and other mineral resources, yet it lacks development. “Nagaland is rich but the Nagas are poor.”
He therefore called upon the churches, educational institutes and individuals to be an agent of change, progress and development.
On integrity of India, Acharya said, “We belong to the country which has potential to become a great country of the world”, but indicated that interity of the country in northeast sector is at stake as only 2 per cent of the land (border) is connected to mainland India while the remaining part is on the international border.
Earlier, the governor laid foundation stone of Unity Girls’ Hostel and launched the college website. He also released the college magazines and journal, and gave away the awards to meriteous students. The Govenor was accompanied by his lady wife Kavita Acharya.