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Kohima Science College highlights challenges in education

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By EMN Updated: Jul 26, 2013 6:38 am
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Parliamentary Secretary for higher education Deo Nukhu speaking at the 52nd Freshers’ Social of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma on Wednesday.
Parliamentary Secretary for higher education Deo Nukhu speaking at the 52nd Freshers’ Social of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma on Wednesday.

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KOHIMA, JULY 25

Kohima Science College in Jotsoma observed its 52nd “fresher’s social” on Wednesday in the college’s auditorium. Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education Deo Nukhu was the chief guest.
The parliamentary secretary lauded the college’s authorities and students for maintaining an “excellent record” and on being assessed with an ‘A’ grade by the University Grants Commission. Nagaland is facing a shortage of mathematics and physics teachers, the politician said and expressed hope that the college would strive in imparting quality education particularly in the fields that require professionals. That way, he said, competent scholars may be produced and they can contribute to the needs of the student community in the future.
He also pointed out that career options for science students are not limited to medical and engineering fields anymore as they were considered to be in the past. He said there are now a vast number of opportunities and need for people with science backgrounds, such as research scientists, business management etc.
The parliamentary secretary also emphasized the need for all the students to realize the importance of time management. “Time is irretrievable, therefore, punctuality becomes an asset in every aspect of life,” he said. While urging students to work hard, Nukhu encouraged them to make the best use of their time as students and ‘excel in what they are good at.’
In his address, Kohima Science College principal Dr. Vituo Belho said the college has had more than 16,000 applicants in 2013 alone for admission to higher secondary and degree level classes. However, the college had to shortlist only 700 students. If the government allows the college to “de-link” the higher secondary level, the college would be able to accommodate more students for the higher classes. The principal also appealed to the Nagaland government to extend all necessary support to the college “to achieve its goals.”
Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) president Tongpang Ozukum was the guest of honor for the occasion. He said Kohima Science College is considered one of the best colleges in the state. That fact entails a collective responsibility of all the people to protect and uphold the best interests of the college, he said. While expressing sadness on the emergence of land encroachment into the college campus, he hoped that both the government and landowners would honor the agreements and resolve the issue at the earliest possible for the sake of the students. The NSF will support to all efforts that uplift higher education in Nagaland, he said.
Besides the students of KSC, the programme was also attended by deputy director of Higher Education Menuokholie Kire and student leaders from the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU).

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By EMN Updated: Jul 26, 2013 6:38:06 am