Minister wants polytechnic institutions to become place of higher learning
Dimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): Minister of Higher Education, Technical Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, has emphasised on the need of polytechnic institutions in the state to become a place for higher learning to the standard of engineering colleges as well as the fashion technology department into a regional institute of fashion technology.
Imna stated this in his address at the souvenir releasing programme of Government Polytechnic Kohima (GPK) in commemoration of its 25th anniversary on October 22 on the theme “Reflect, re-envision, realise.”
Besides releasing the souvenir, the minister also unveiled the plaque. He urged the students, faculty and staff to be consistent and persistent in pursuit of their goal. He also appealed to them to keep the campus green and make single-used plastic free-zone.
Dr. Kevichalie Metha, pastor of Peraciezie Baptist Church, Kohima, said the invocation prayer, while the welcome address was delivered by Er. Keyeikhru Rhutso, principal of GPK.
Dr. P Kilemsungla, former member of UPSC; Nungsungmenla Imchen, joint secretary of H&TE; and Tiakaba Amer, project director of Technical Education; delivered short speeches. Songs were presented by GPK staff, GPK students and Thejangunuo Linyü.
Besides the faculty, staff and students of the Institute, officers from the directorate of Technical Education, senior officers from H&TE, principals and colleagues of different state-run polytechnics, former principals, faculty and staff of GPK attended the programme.