Government Primary School of Nikhekhu village one of the oldest village of Western Sumi, was upgraded to Government Middle School, fifty years after the school was established in 1960.
Additional Director, School Education, N. Khevito Sema representing the department graced the occasion along with his wife and subordinates officers as the chief guest and officially upgraded the school on December 27.
Addressing the gathering, the chief guest said money alone was not wealth but education alone was the most important wealth that would remain a lifetime and that growth and prosperity of a nation, state or a society depended on education.
On the up-gradation of the school, Khevito said government would provide facilities but also urged the people to make use of the facilities in the right perspective.
“More and more facilities would be provided if the school performed well”, said Khevito.
Reminding the people that government had upgraded the school with an intention and vision, he asked the people to enroll more children into government schools and avail free education.
He donated two sets of computer to the school and unveiled the school up-gradation stone.
Other officials of the department who delivered short speeches on the occasion said the performance of GPS Nikhekhu was good and that the teachers were sincere in their job and students responding well in their studies by achieving good results.
Benefits of the SSA were also highlighted to the villagers.
Atokhe Aye, EAC Nihokhu and Ghosuho Zhimo, former president, Western Sumi Hoho were among other dignitaries who attended the function.
Y. Isawoto Zhimomi, head GB of Nikhekhu village chaired the program. Khatoyi, chairman, WSBAK Pastors’ Fellowship said the invocation prayer while Nitovi Yeptho, pastor, NBC pronounced the benediction.
K. Hekiye Yeptho, former council chairman, delivered the welcome address. School children and Nikhekhu cultural club presented songs and cultural items.