Govt. school woes reach Nagaland Raj Bhavan
Dimapur, Dec. 11 (EMN): Governor PB Acharya on Monday discussed some of the problems faced by government-run schools in Nagaland during a meeting with teachers, students and school managing committee representatives.
A Raj Bhavan press release on Monday informed that Acharya consulted with ‘government school teachers, students and managing committee representatives’ at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan at Kohima town.
“With an aim to discuss the constrains (sic) faced by government school (sic) with regard to infrastructure facilities, mode of teaching and other welfare activities for both faculties and students, the governor called the meeting,” it informed.
Acharya was stated to have said that government schools have the responsibility to strengthen the society. “Stating that the strength of the chain lies in the weakest link, the governor said that government schools should impart proper and quality education to the students.
“The governor also felt the need to introduce skill based courses for all-round development and employment for the students when they pass out and stated that students should be prepared to be entrepreneurs.”
He told the students to respect their teachers; and ‘give back to their school once they pass out and not be self-centred.’ It should be your social responsibility to make sure that your school improves on all fields and you should play a role in strengthening the society,’ the governor purportedly told the students.
Acharya encouraged the managing committee representatives also to visit the schools in order to understand the problems faced by students and teachers, and act on challenges and problems. “He also suggested the representatives to think about Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the development of their respective school.”
Interacting with the teachers, the governor said education should open the minds of the students to strengthen the society. “Acharya also said that education does not mean only academic knowledge, and further stated that general knowledge was equally important. He called on the schools to have a library and to subscribe to the newspapers in order to improve the GK of the students. He also mentioned that school should also have proper toilets,” the release stated.
The governor reiterated that mid-day meals at schools should be provided ‘without fail’. “He said that students should not be deprived of their rights. He called on the managing committee members and the faculty to implement the mid day meal scheme in their respective school appropriately.”
Teachers, students and managing committee members from seven government-run schools from in and around Kohima attended the meeting, it was informed.