PWD minister visits FAC campus
Mokokchung, Aug. 20 (EMN): Minister of PWD (Housing & Mechanical), Tongpang Ozukum, on Friday visited Fazl Ali College (FAC) campus in Mokokchung and took stock of the situation pertaining to non-materialisation of the Commerce stream. The minister was accompanied by officials from the district administration.
The proposal for introducing the B.Com course in FAC- the oldest college in Nagaland- was conceived on July 23, 2013, during the college advisory board meeting and subsequent DPDB meeting. A RCC building for the Commerce stream has been constructed but the long-cherished dream of the people to start the first B.Com course in the district is still in limbo.
Interacting with the FAC faculty, the minister assured to coordinate/ pursue at the department and government level as well as raise the issue with the chief minister and the cabinet in this matter.
“We hope and pray that our long desire to start the commerce stream will be fulfilled at the earliest possible,” he asserted.
The teaching faculty also apprised the minister about the third National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) visit to the college and the activities initiated and required in the college. They further apprised the noble initiative taken by well-wishers and donations contributed by teaching staff, groups and individuals for the developmental activities in the college.
It may be mentioned here that Fazl Ali College, established on September 8, 1959, is one of the leading educational institutions of the state. It is about 5 kilometres away from Mokokchung town. Today the college offers BA, BSc Gen/ Honour courses in 15 subjects.
The college has been re-accredited in 2015 with “B” Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The college was the first government college in Nagaland to be accredited by NAAC in 2009, as per the college website.