In a venture to help Chakhesang students succeed in civil service examinations, Superb Coaching Centre was established under the driving force of the Phek Legislators. The centre was formally inaugurated on Monday by minister for Health and Family Welfare, Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu near DUDA guest house, Kohima.
Speaking at the occasion, the minister said that Superb Coaching Centre was a strong name and expressed hope that the students would live upto its name. He asserted that the main power force behind the project of starting a coaching centre was to transform the Chakhesang community from its cocoon. He said that the Chakhesang community was like an “untransformed butterfly” stuck in its cocoon. He also stated that the coaching centre was started with an aim to take education to a new level where the Chakhesangs had never been before.
Azo further emphasized on the importance of human resource development and pointed out that nothing can take place unless the human resource sector was solidly based. He urged the people to extend their support through prayers, cash or kind towards the success of the coaching centre.
Also speaking at the programme, parliamentary secretary, Social Welfare, Child and Women Development, Chotisüh Sazo, said there is poor representation of Chakhesangs in the government sector due to weak education and economic condition. To enable the Chakhesang students to compete with the rest, Sazo said that the centre was established with that aim. He however pointed out that the centre was just a beginning and that it needed the cooperation of all the people, especially from the Chakhesang Gazetted Officers’ Forum to give inputs to the students. He urged the students to be responsible and work hard to succeed in the coming examinations.
Advisor, Science and Technology, New and Renewable Energy and Art and Culture, Deo Nukhu exhorted the desiring candidates of competitive examinations to be serious to compete with others. He stated that no one will take their place if they are willing to compete. Pointing out some tips for the candidates, Nukhu apprised them to check their writing speed and accuracy while preparing for their exam.
Chairman of State Planning Board, Neiba Kronu said that backward is a disease and that the Chakhesang people should eradicate it. He stated that the community cannot proper by dwelling on the backward area benefits. He urged the people to get over their inferiority complex stating “Chakhesangs can compete with others.”
During the programme, speeches were also delivered by Visielie Kezo, OSD, Finance; Vekhoto Tetseo, coordinator of SCC; K. Puro, member of NPSC. A song was presented by Shenieta, Naga Idol finalist; while Wetshokrolo Lasuh chaired the programme. The programme was attended by representatives from Chakhesang Public Organization; Chakhesang Gazetted Officers’ Forum; Chakhesang Students’ Union and other well wishers.
The Superb Coaching Centre is aimed at creating an enabling environment to get the best of an individual and also give support to potential individuals from economically disadvantaged sections of the society. Funded by the Phek Legislators under the LADP fund, the centre will be managed by Vekhoto Tetseo as the coordinator including a host of members. Teaching faculty include experts from Career Point, Delhi, and other guest lecturers.
Eligibility of candidates will be those desiring to appear the civil service examination, giving special preference to those who gave cleared the NPSC preliminary exam. The duration of the course is two months or any period till one week before the NPSC main examination with a seat availability of fifty students per subject. Subjects offered in the centre include history, political science, sociology and general studies. Admission fee will be rated at Rs.1,000 and the material cost for optional paper is Rs.2,500 and Rs.3,000 for general studies. There will be no monthly fee. The course fee for the Phek district candidates will be at 50% subsidized rate on the prescribed fees.