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Guv raises bar for education in State

By EMN Updated: Sep 07, 2013 12:56 am


GOVERNOR Ashwani Kumar expressed serious concern over the quality of education imparted to the students of Nagaland, saying that out of 58 colleges in the State only eight colleges have NAAC accreditation and out of these eight colleges, only two qualified for ‘A’ grade.He stressed the urgent need for aligning teaching to issues of livelihood and employment.
“If we delay taking corrective action and do not recast our curriculum and courses, we will be doing injustice to our children,” he explained and urged upon the academicians, politicians and civil societies to start undertaking the task of providing quality education in right earnest.
The Governor was speaking at the 20th Foundation Day of Nagaland University at Kohima Campus as the chief guest today.
While pointing out that human beings continue to be the most highly valued resource throughout the world, Kumar said NU has more than 200 highly qualified faculty members and more than 600 dedicated working staff. He stressed the judicious utilization of these human resources, finance, lands, buildings, books, communication and technology so as to provide education, knowledge and skills to the students.
Taking a quote from the speech of the former Prime Minister late Rajiv Gandhi delivered during the foundation laying ceremony of NU on October 5, 1985, Kumar said, “Education was becoming more and more frustrating for the youths because they would get good degrees, they get an education but it would be so devoid from reality that they could not use it.”
He underlined that NU should attempt to reform the curriculum to include subjects geared towards uplifting the environment .He congratulated all the faculty members, students and staff and added that twenty eventful years have gone and it is through the hard work, devotion and dedication that the campus has reached the present stage.
“Today is the day to recognise the sacrifices made by all those who are not here with us today and compliment them for the struggle which they undertook to create this hub of education and learning,” the Governor stated.
The programme was chaired by Dr. Fr. A.J. Sebastian while the welcome address was delivered by Pro-Vice Chancellor, NU Konia Campus, Meriema, Prof. A Lanunungsang. Highlights of the programme included presentation of folk songs by department of Tenyidie and Sumi PGSU. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Lungsang Zeliang followed by inspection of stalls/exhibits by the chief guest.

By EMN Updated: Sep 07, 2013 12:56:32 am