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Kisangwala wins state-level science exhibition

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Mar 31, 2022 9:10 pm
Wonthungo Tsopoe speaking at the state-level science exhibition in Kohima on Thursday.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 31 (EMN):
Kisangwala Longkumer from Bridges Academy in Mokokchung district won the state-level science exhibition 2022 held at the Mini Conference hall of the Directorate of School Education, Kohima, on Thursday on the theme “Science and technology for sustainable development.”  She received a cash prize of INR 15,000.

The competition was organised by the directorate of School Education, in collaboration with Samagra Shiksha, Nagaland.

Ongmangkejong Chang from Akum Imlong School in Tuensang district won the second position and was awarded cash prize of INR 10,000, while Nyulem Konyak from Model’s School in Mon district won third position and pocketed a cash of INR 7000.

Students from Pilgrim School in Dimapur, Saramati View Modern School in Kiphire, Fernwood School in Kohima; GHS Bhumnyu in Longleng, All Saints Higher Secondary School in Peren, Royal Foundation School in Phek, Perennial School in Wokha, and Olympic Higher Secondary School in Zunheboto also participated in the competition.

The judges were Dr. Rokovikho Dominic, assistant professor at Kohima Science College, Jotsoma; Emilo Patton, deputy director of School Education; and Tiawapang Kichu, post graduate teacher at RGHSS, Kohima.

Delivering the keynote address, the director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, has stressed on the need to change the approach towards Science with pragmatic aspects. He also pitched for greater participation from the interior areas and called for more efforts of the department officials.

Observing that the people are ‘not so much enthusiastic to infuse the learning of Science,’ he appealed to all the stakeholders to think for all round development of the children so as to motivate and inculcate the learning of Science at the lower level.

The director also informed that the department has been advocating on the need for small laboratories at the lower level with Science teachers to motivate the students and encourage learning of science, which could not be materialised till date. He called upon the parents to motivate their children from an infant stage so that the real learning of Science could be inculcated in the children’s mindset adding that it should not be left alone to the Science teachers.

Meanwhile, the deputy director, Limadangit Jamir, pointed out the need to make Science subject fun in order to develop interest among the students. He also expounded the role of the department and stakeholders to inculcate learning of Science and encouraged the students to invent and develop their own products.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Chumbeni Kikon, joint mission director of Samagra Shiksha.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Mar 31, 2022 9:10:38 pm