Survey reveals uneven distribution of colleges in Nagaland villages
Kohima, Aug. 27 (EMN): Only four out of 1,237 villages in Nagaland have government colleges, while 16 others have private colleges. Villages in nine districts, with the exception of Kohima and Mokokchung, do not have any government college, while Dimapur, Kohima and Tuensang are the only districts with private colleges in the village.
This was stated in the survey report on local and block-level statistics for local-level planning 2020 by the directorate of Economics and Statistics, government of Nagaland.
According to the report, 16 villages in the state have government higher secondary schools while 25 others have private higher secondary schools. Villages in Kiphire, Mokokchung and Wokha districts do not have any private higher secondary schools, while villages in Longleng, Tuensang and Zunheboto districts do not have both government and private higher secondary schools.
A total of 181 villages in the state have government schools, while 80 villages have private high schools, it informed.
The report also said that 802 villages in the state have government primary schools, while 218 villages have private primary schools, 471 villages have government middle school, and 111 villages have private middle school. Overall, 15.5% of villages have access to either government or private educational institutions.
Among the districts, Dimapur has highest number of educational institutions — both government and private — in the state with 380 educational institutions in 213 villages, while Longleng is in the bottom of the list with 67 educational institutions in 40 villages.
No basic amenities in villages
According to the survey, about 32% of villages in Kiphire have sub-centre facility and 4.3% has primary health centres, but there is no community health centres (CHC), private clinics and hospitals in the villages.
No village in Longleng, Phek and Tuensang districts has access to any CHC, while there is no private clinic or hospital in any of the villages in Wokha and Zuhheboto districts.
As per the report, Mokokchung is the only district with a “big” dispensary; the only two big dispensaries in the state are located in Chungliyimsen village under Mangkolemba block and Chuchuyimpang village under Ongpangkong block in Mokokchung district.
Overall, it is reported that 106 villages have primary health centres and eight villages have community health centres (CHC), accounting to only 0.6 % of villages in the state.
The least available basic amenities in the state are government higher secondary schools, government colleges, private colleges, big dispensary, community health centre, private clinic and hospital, bank, ATM booth and police beat post, as per the survey report.