GHS Chetheba announces sop for students
Kohima, Nov. 8 (EMN): In commemoration of its 42nd anniversary and heralding the golden jubilee, Government High School (GHS) in Chetheba has announced free admission and free textbooks for students of Class VI and VII, admission fee of Rs 600 only for Classes VIII, IX and X, and free books to Class VIII students for the next academic year 2018. This was announced by the headmaster GHSC, Etsongoyi Medeo.
Gracing the 42nd anniversary of GHS Chetheba on the theme ‘Strengthen the root of education’ held at local ground on November 8, Rajya Sabha MP, KG Kenye said education is the only field that separates human from animals, shifting human to a different situation and qualifying men to a modern day citizens.
‘Without education, human will be just another species of animals,’ he said.
Describing the educators as ‘preachers and teachers’ who shape and mould the character of a child for tomorrow, Kenye said, these two are an essential component of any human being. Stating that education and educator is service to God and man who nurture and groom a child to face the challenges in life, he urged the teachers to dedicate themselves with more efficiency and sincerity.
Also emphasising on the importance of one’s culture, Kenye maintained that ‘the only proof of our being as a Naga is in our culture.’ He encouraged searching for one’s originality, which lies in the humble villages.
Challenging the students to be sincere and dedicated in their studies, he pointed out that there are many frontiers to conquer as a tribe and urged them not to lose hope and interest in their studies.
He also unveiled the monolith marking the anniversary of the school and the 5 KWP Solar Power Plant under the MNRE JNNSM Scheme in the school premises.
The school also witnessed the launching of biometric attendance inaugurated by ADC Chozuba, Japheth Woch.
Also addressing the gathering as the guest of hour, MLA Chotisüh Sazo maintained that it is not only the teachers alone to improve the quality of education. He said it is important to have a healthy balance between the students, teachers and parents as well.
He also encouraged the teachers to dedicate themselves in their profession so that they can get job satisfaction and contentment in life.
GHS Chetheba, formerly known as Government Primary School was established at Chesezu village in 1945 with an enrolment of 45 students, which was later shifted to Chetheba in 1952 under the nomenclature of GPS Chetheba taking into consideration the greater interest of the public.
It was learned that the school closed down for a decade due to the activities of insurgency at that point of time. Despite the odds, struggles and obstacles, the pioneers re-established the school and upgrade to Class X standard in 1969, which was subsequently taken over by the government in 1975.
At present, the school has 20 teaching staff and 17 non-teaching staff. The school pledge to continue to stand committed to ensure development of each student so that excellence in academics follow suit.