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Need to perk up ratio of higher education: Solo
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAY 28 (NPN):
Published on 28 May. 2011 11:43 PM IST
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J. N Aeir College established with the approval of Nagaland University was inaugurated Saturday by F. P Solo, commissioner and secretary, higher education, Government of Nagaland.
Located in ‘C’ Khel, 4th mile Diphupar, Dimapur, along NH-29, the college with its motto ‘Pursuit of knowledge, wisdom and truth’, aims at imparting education at the highest level as well as instill in the students the need of wisdom and truth.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, Solo expressed the need to perk up the ratio of higher education and quality education in the state.
Envisioning that the future and reputation of the college would depend on performance by the first batch of students of J. N Aeir College, he also asserted that without qualified and dedicated teachers, the college would fail to deliver quality education to students and appealed to JN Aeir society to attract teachers with good remuneration.
While expressing happiness over the inauguration of the college, he said such facilities available at one’s doorstep would certainly reduce the problem of students going out for further studies.
Solo further maintained that out of 53 colleges in the state, 39 are private run colleges and added that in terms of enrolment, these colleges cater to 2/3 of students pursuing higher education. In this regard, he said private players should be encouraged to set up more institutes in the state.
He further disclosed that only 19 colleges have fulfilled the minimum requirements of the UGC and hoped the remaining colleges would accomplish the requirements in the minimum possible time.
The government is committed in providing education to all sections of society, including girls, he stated and called on students who cannot afford to study in private colleges to get admitted at government colleges. Solo also felt the need to establish more government colleges in various districts in order to offer quality education.
J. N Aeir College would be offering courses such as English, political science, education and sociology honours with hostel facility on first come first basis. Altogether, 30 students have already been enrolled in the college and classes would commence from June 30.
It may be noted that the college was named after J.N Aeir, an educationist hailing from Yajang village, Mokokchung, who initiated in setting up the Alongtaki Middle English School in 1945 and served as the first headmaster. He also served as assistant headmaster in Clark Memorial School Impur from 1957 to 58.
Aeir also initiated in establishing Middle English School at Yajang and served as headmaster. Aeir briefly served as school inspector for Japukong and Tzurangkong range in 1972. in recognition of his service rendered to Japukong range people, Japukong Students’ Conference in commemoration of its golden jubilee at Aonokpu village in 1997 conferred him the title ‘Japukong Walnur’ which means ‘Leader of Japukong’ and later in 2000, Japukong Union in commemoration of its diamond jubilee conferred him with the title ‘Japukong Arkotong’ meaning (Japukong Commander-in-chief).

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