Commissioner and secretary, Higher and Technical Education, F.P. Solo on Monday said that Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) had the potential to increase Gross Enrollment Ratio of the country and improve delivery system of government through its open and distance study services. He said this during the 21st convocation of IGNOU held at its Kohima Regional Centre Kohima.
Solo said that right skills, knowledge and right attitude were important in any government and that open and distant study services provided at IGNOU could enrich skills to motivate others, especially those from remote villages.
He stated that IGNOU had earned itself highly for being the leader in open and distant education in the whole world. Realizing the potentiality of the university, Solo said that the state government was doing its best to improve it. The State Education Committee of Higher Education had also approved to set up study centres in remote areas, he informed.
The guest of honour further encouraged the candidates to apply and spread their knowledge to others so as to enrich their lives. He also said that they should venture out for avenues not only in the government sector but beyond government services and outside the state.
Altogether 172 candidates were entitled to receive certificates for degrees in various subjects, out of which fifteen appeared for the convocation service. They were awarded with certificates, handed over by the guest of honour.
Earlier, regional director, T. Iralu gave a report on IGNOU Kohima Regional Centre.