Students of Government Polytechnic Kohima (GPK) erstwhile Women Polytechnic Kohima of Modern Office Practice (MOP) has sought clarification from the government as to why the government was proposing to set-up more polytechnic institutions in the state when it could not employ its own products nor give opportunities to those students who have completed the course.
While appreciating the state government’s noble project for setting up polytechnic institutions in the state to provide practical and technical education to youth of the state for employment, GPK students however observed that in spite of setting up the institution (GPK) since 1994, there were no employment opportunities for students who have completed three years diploma course.
The students in an open letter to the state government stated the students despite of joining the institution with high hope and aspiration, were faced with rejection and ignorance of the government’s own project.
The students expressed that the career and academic scope of students have been put to a stop, even after completing of course besides incompetence with other candidates not only in NPSC exams but even in departmental exams.
The students claimed that the government after setting up the institution ignored the institution forgetting that it was training and molding the youth for bright career prospect.
GPK also mentioned that their counterpart, Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu have 30% reservation in NPSC, whereas GPK has not been recognized by the government departments and officers, although they have the same diploma certificate and qualification. In this regard, the GPK cautioned the authority’s partiality and discrimination.
In other states like Mizoram, GPK said students were made to go apprenticeship for a year and directly appointed on completion of the course after assessing their capability and ability.
While asking the government to give clear-cut objectives and prospects for general information of public and especially the students, GPK appealed the government not to lead the students to darkness but save their career and future.