Tuensang conflict affects enrolment jump in two schools
Dimapur, March 4
[dropcap]P[/dropcap]arliamentary Secretary for CAWD and Economics & Statistics, R Tohanba visited two private schools in Shamator town on March 1. The visit comes in the backdrop of the sudden rise in enrolment of students in the two schools following the large number of migration of Yimchungrü families to Shamator from Tuensang town.
The two schools the legislator visited were the Catholic-run St. Xavier School and Christian High School managed by Yimchungrü Baptist Boru Amukhongto.The parliamentary secretary reviewed the infrastructure and educational environment of the two schools and also gave a patient hearing to the problems faced by the two institutions.
Addressing the teaching faculty and parents of students at St. Xavier School, Tohanba said that co-ordination and regular interaction between the schools’ authority and parents was essential for overall progress of the institutions. With concerted efforts between the institutions and parents, rural school children can avail quality education which, Tohanba said, was the ‘vehicle to transform society.’
Further, Tohanba claimed that the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government was ‘giving maximum emphasis to ‘providing quality education, especially to the rural and backward areas.’
On behalf of St. Xavier School, Father Kokto, thanked the parliamentary secretary for his visit and concern shown towards improvement of education in the rural areas. He highlighted the problems faced by the school. These included water scarcity and a land dispute.
At Christian High School, the Principal Sujit Deb briefed the parliamentary secretary about the pressing need to open a hostel to accommodate the growing number of students from neighboring villages. Tohanba assured to extend all possible assistance to the authorities of both the schools ‘so that the education of children would not be compromised for lack of basic infrastructure and amenities.’ He also informed about the upgrading of infrastructure of the government higher secondary school of Chessore.