Science and Art exhibition held at CKHSS
Dimapur, August 9
The Science and Art exhibition of Christ King Higher Secondary School, Kohima was held in the school premise on August 8 with Vipralhou Kesiezie, Director of SCERT as the chief guest. The exhibition is a biennial activity of the school curriculum where students put their learning into practical.
Addressing the students during the inaugural function, Vipralhou Keziezie, Director of SCERT said that such exhibition enables the creation of new inventions and discoveries. He said that the education system in India was confined to the prescribed syllabus and no learning activity takes place outside the four walls of the classroom and this may be the major reason why hardly 10 percent of the students pursue pure science and mathematics studies after their class 10.
Mentioning that in Nagaland less than 2,500 students out of an average of 25,000 students pursue science education after class 10 and 12 while in the neighbouring State Manipur 80 percent of the students take up science after their class 10 and 12, he attributed this as the main reason for the acute shortage of Science and Maths teachers in Nagaland. He also mentioned that in a recent teacher’s recruitment written exam conducted by SCERT there was practically no candidate for science and maths teachers in three districts.
Emphasising that the Nagas are second to none he encouraged the students to come forward and explore the fields where people have not invaded and grab the opportunity of the scholarship that the Department of Higher Education is going to introduce for students who pursue science in their Degree and GR course after selection through science exhibitions.
The Rector of the School, Fr Jerome gave the words of welcome while the Principal, Fr Deli David invoked God’s blessing. The program was chaired by senior teacher Bosco. All together 160 science models and 32 Art models were put up by the students of class 6 to class 12.