Students should be included in statistics: Solo
KOHIMA, AUGUST 29
THE directorate of Higher Education today organized a state level workshop on All India Survey on Higher Education at Hotel Japfü, Kohima.
Commissioner & Secretary for Higher and Technical Education, FP Solo who delivered the inaugural address underscored the importance of collecting accurate data as the official data provided is used as the main determinant while formulating planning policies in a democratic set up. He lamented that often the real pictures are not projected, and further pointed out that if the state reflects an accurate data then its achievements will not be overrated or underrated.
In the higher education sector, the official expressed concern that while the number of student enrolment in colleges are increasing every year, yet the state’s Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) still remains lower than the national average by 11%. Our GER should be at par with the national average if not more, he said.
Also, pointing out that a huge number of students go outside Nagaland to pursue higher studies every year, Solo remarked that those students should also be taken into account and included in the statistics.
Towards this end, he called upon all the nodal officers to strive for bringing changes so as to project accurate statistics and also improve the higher education system in Nagaland.
Two resource persons from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) – assistant directors Manoj Kr Verma and Krishan Kant Tiwari gave power point presentations on Uploading of Survey Data on AISHE Portal as well as Remuneration Management.
Earlier, the director of state Higher Education, C Khalong who delivered the welcome address also emphasized on the need to improve education management information system in the state.
The workshop was attended by officials of Higher Education, SCERT, nodal officers of universities, colleges, Polytechnics, DIETs and Nursing Institutes.