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‘Govt schools’ poor performance not State’s fault’

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 10:11 pm
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Mokokchung, Nov 23

The “imbalance outcome in comparison between government and private schools” and the “difference in ‘quality education’ is not to be blamed on the government, a parliamentary secretary has said. While not blaming anyone directly he said teachers and ‘school managements’ must ‘deliberate’ “for the development of quality education.”The government primary school of Chuchuyimlang village under Mokokchung district celebrated its platinum jubilee on November 23. Parliamentary Secretary of National Highways Nuklutoshi Longkumer graced the celebration as the chief guest. Vice Chairman of Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB) S Chuba Longkumer was the guest of honor. Commissioner & Secretary for School Education T Imkonglemba Ao was the speaker.
Parliamentary Secretary Nuklutoshi Longkumer addressed the gathering. The parliamentary secretary rued what he said is “imbalance outcome in comparison between government and private schools” and the “difference in ‘quality education.’ He claimed that the government is not to be blamed for poor performance of government schools. He said teachers and ‘school managements’ should exert more efforts “for the development of quality education.”
The legislator has suggested forming evaluation teams or committee to ‘evaluate quality education once or twice in a year.’ He also suggested incorporating “script writing, video editing, also Special English Course” in the curriculum for special meritorious students.
He pointed to the importance of primary education which he said is the first step of a student’s life that would eventually establish the quality of a student when he starts pursuing higher education. This is the foundation at education primary schools offer to students, he said. “Primary is very delicate and a crucial stage” he said. “Improvement in educational system will also determine the quality of life in the village” he said. The government is not solely responsible for the success of a school but it needs combined efforts from the community, parents and teacher in the development process, the politician said.
Longkumer also opined that infrastructural development “in not very important comparatively” but molding and bringing up a student in the right way is.
Vice Chairman of NSAMB S Chuba Longkumer also spoke during the event. He said “eighty percent” of the responsibility lies with the teachers in developing a school. “Teachers are like a good tree and students a good fruit”, he explained. According to him, the qualities of a good teacher include “genuine qualification, non-partiality, a refined life abstaining from intoxication, dedication, true love, well versed, trustworthy and a fully trained persona”.
Commissioner & Secretary for School Education & SCERT T Imkonglemba Ao shared observations about ‘what education would be like in 2038’. He also said that Chuchuyimlang can even open a college ‘because it has enough land resources, good connectivity for communication and administration to assist.’ He exhorted the villagers to look beyond the ‘horizon and not to be satisfied with the works of pioneers.’ “The ultimate goal of education needs to have target on knowledge, wisdom and understanding,” he said.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 23, 2013 10:11:13 pm