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Nyeiwang focuses on quality education
Correspondent KOHIMA, SEPT 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Sep. 2008 12:57 AM IST
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Underscoring the need for quality education, minister for School Education & SCERT Nyeiwang Konyak has said the State Government in partnership with private schools, was endeavouring to provide quality education to every child in the State. Addressing the state level Teachers’ Day celebration at Kohima local ground on Friday, the minister said as a first step towards improving the quality of education in Nagaland, the State government had notified prescribed eligibility for appointment of teachers. He also said the government was giving priority to teachers’ education and training. The minister said the State’s communitization of education had achieved considerable success and called upon the School Education department to ensure that communitization was spread to both rural areas and urban areas at the grass root level. Exhorting the teachers, Nyeiwang said qualified teachers beget quality education and urged teachers to uphold their profession through exemplary services. He also called upon teachers to continuously upgrade their skills and knowledge so that the students derive maximum benefit. The minister also apprised of the country’s programme on Universal Access to Secondary Education, following Universalization of Elementary Education, and urged the teachers to be more dedicated and sincere to achieve this objective. He also said the management of both government and private schools needed to work in close coordination in order to succesfuly implement any education policy or programme. Nyeiwang further said the community should lend active support to teachers in their task of nurturing young minds. On the occasion, the minister also presented the State Teachers’ Award to twenty six teachers including twenty one government teachers and five private school teachers. Teachers’ Day wishes from the President of India, Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan and chief minister, Neiphiu Rio were also read out. Earlier, additional chief secretary Banuo Z. Jamir delivered the welcome address as well as keynote address. Other highlights included welcome song presented by students of Mt. Hermon School Kohima, ‘A tribute to teachers’ by GHS Seikhazou and special number by Ruokuovotuo, Naga Idol 2007. Students of Model HSS, Little Flower HSS, Don Bosco HSS and Nagaland Rashtra Bhasha Prachan Samity also presented entertainment items.

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