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GPS Peducha: Director assures to look in to grievances

By Kohima Bureau Updated: Dec 06, 2017 12:44 am

Assurance as part of 50th year celebration of school

Wonthongo Tsopoe speaking during GPS Peducha golden jubilee at Peducha on December 5. (EM Images)

Kohima, Dec. 5 (EMN): A day after Eastern Mirror highlighted the years of neglect of a school – ‘50 years of apathy: School with 3 teachers set for ‘golden’ jubilee’ dated December 4, the director of school education, Wonthongo Tsopoe has assured to look into the problems plaguing Government Primary School (GPS) Peducha.

This assurance was made by Tsopoe who graced the golden jubilee celebration of GPS Peducha under the theme ‘Towards New Horizon’ as the chief guest.

He also informed that starting with the next academic session GPS Peducha will be upgraded to class-V as per the National Policy.

Addressing the gathering, Tsopoe while appreciating the school for its achievement made in the last 50 years said ‘the celebration is a joy and pleasure not only to school education but the state Government towards making the best investment in education.’

Acknowledging the pioneers, school management committee and teachers for their dedicated services for moulding many students who are in different fields today as successful men and women, Tsopoe pointed out that there are some teachers who are very unprofessional and irregular in their duties hampering the progress and development of the students’ community.

Highlighting a brief history of the school, Kedovitha Hesielie, Chairman SMC Kiruphema informed that during 1965 the school was purely private headed by one Thepfülhouca Kinyü, which was taken over by the education department and recognised in 1967. The school, he said today has become one with the highest enrolment in Western Angami region.

Reminiscing the past, a retired teacher of the school, Thepfülhouca Kinyü recalled how the school was first started in a granary and was later established under the initiative of Dev, former Deputy Commissioner Kohima in the year 1967 who provided CGI sheet to the villagers and a salary of INR 150 for the teachers.

Earlier, the director unveiled the jubilee monolith with a dedicatory prayer offered by Pastor Pechuvilie Kruneilie, Peducha Baptist Church.

It may be mentioned that GPS Peducha established in the year 1967 having classes A-IV with an enrolment of 92 students is managed by only three teachers. The school is under the jurisdiction of Kiruphema village.

By Kohima Bureau Updated: Dec 06, 2017 12:44:02 am