Village elders reminded of their responsibilities towards students
Dimapur, June 19 (EMN): Underlining the responsibilities of Goanburas and elders, advisor of School Education and SCERT, KT Sukhalu said, “unless our children’s foundation is strong, our students would not compete with the other students from the state be it in NPSC, UPSC, and others exam.”
Sukhalu stated this during an event to upgrade Government High School (GHS) to Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) in Pughoboto town in Zunheboto district on June 18 in the presence of MLA, Y Vikheho Swu, a DIPR report stated. Speaking after unveiling the foundation stone, Sukhalu called upon the students to listen and learn from their parents and teachers with respect.
Mentioning that the ‘destiny of a child is in the classroom,’ the advisor urged the student community not to engage too much with mobile.
Stating that the cost of private education has catapulted, he urged the parents to set priority in building a strong foundation for their children with facilities that the government has provided at their doorsteps. He has further assured to deploy post graduate teachers (PGT) at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Vikheho Swu has expressed gratitude to the advisor for the facilities and urged the landowners not to hamper the government development activities. He also requested the department to restore the downgraded GHS under the Pughoboto sub-division.
The principal director of School Education, Thavaseelan K, also congratulated the Pughoboto people and called upon them to continue to be focused and work hard. Stating that several challenges and issues in the department are being resolved on a timeline, he has sought support for improvement of school teachers and other mission components.
While emphasising on quality education, the director for School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe, has termed education as a weapon to change society. He informed that the department would honour the headmaster, headmistress, and teachers for their good performance after a few weeks.
He has further sought public support for smooth functioning of the school, stating the School Education department cannot survive alone.
Others who spoke on occasion included ADC of Pughoboto, Tiamern Chang, and the retired principal director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Sukhato A Wotsa.
SABAK executive secretary, Pughoboto, Tovishe Shohe offered the dedication, while the welcome address was delivered by the chairman of Pughoboto town adhoc town council, Hokqihe Sheqi, and concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by president of Sumi Aphyumi Hoho, Inva Swu.