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Govt. priority for technical, professional institutions
Published on 1 Jul. 2011 1:43 AM IST
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Nagaland minister for urban development and higher & technical education Dr. Shürhozelie Thursday said with the fast increasing literacy rate and unemployment rate raising professionally, the government has taken technical and professional institution in the state.
The minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone of government polytechnic at Temeraktsu, at Doyang in Wokha June 30, DIPR report stated. Dr. Shürhozelie informed that government has approved five new polytechnics to be opened at Aboi in Mon, at Cheteba in Phek, Tuensang, Dimapur and one at Temeraktsu to the already existing three polytechnics in the state.
He said that to encourage technical education, the government was providing scholarship to all technical students and an amount of `1.59 crore was released as scholarship for 2,500 students who were sent for various courses outside Nagaland for technical and professional process. Stating that Nagaland literacy rate rose from 66.59 % in 2001 to 80.11% in 2011, he expressed optimism that this technical institution would find avenues from average raising employment problems.
Others who also spoke on the occasion included NLA deputy speaker Ralanthung Yanthan, parliamentary secretary geology & mining Y. Patton, Parliamentary Secretary for Prison, Home Guard, Er. W. Kithan, Chairman Lotha Hoho and representatives of landowners.
The programme was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Rovilatuo Mor while vote of thanks was proposed by ADC Sanis, Oren Patton. Government officials and public leaders of Wokha district attended the programme.

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