Dimapur, July 13: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya on Thursday asserted the need to supplement conventional degrees with skill courses. He said skill building was a powerful tool to empower individuals and improve their social acceptance.
Addressing the annual conference cum seminar of the Nagaland College Principals Forum (NCPF) at Sazolie College, Jotsoma today, the Governor said skill development was the driving force behind the financial growth of any country. He stated that the challenge lies in quantitative and qualitative expansion of facilities for skill training and called on the principals to impart the right knowledge and skill to their students.
“Our students when they come out of colleges should be employable,” he insisted.
Acharya opined that it was important to empower the young minds with knowledge but it should not be self centred. They should give back to the society once they achieve their educational goals and encouraged the principals to inculcate their students with that thought.
Calling on the college principals to also play their role towards the development of the State, he urged the colleges to visit villages at regular intervals and to identify the beneficiaries for Central and State flagship programmes for the development of the State.
President, Association of Indian College Principals (AICP), Prof Dr Subhash Brahmbhatt while delivering a speech on behalf of AICP said that principals should work for quality of education and called on the gathered to find ways to inculcate the right knowledge to students. He also encouraged the principals to get their colleges to go for NAAC accreditation as it will be needed in the years to come.
President AICP, Prof Dr Subhash Brahmbhatt and Executive Member AICP Dr Shirish V Chindhade were the resource persons of the one day seminar.
Earlier NCPF president and principal, Unity College, Dr SK Chhabra delivered the welcome address. The programme was chaired by general secretary, NCPF and principal Kohima Science College, Dr Lily Sema. (Page News Service)