Kohima, November 7: Model Higher Secondary School, Kohima and Don Bosco HSS, Wokha today won the top positions in the Nagaland State Level Students Science Exhibition organized by Directorate of School Education on the topic “Science and technology for sustainable development” at Razhükhrie Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima.
Altogether 16 models, nine in individual category and eight in group category, were exhibited by students from 9 districts, except Longleng and Tuensang during the exhibition.
Lemei H Lakpan of Model HSS Kohima bagged the first position in individual category with Mechi Imchen of Queen Mary HSS, Mokokchung taking second position.
In the group category, Subeno Murry and Chumreno Erui of Don Bosco HSS, Wokha and Lansingliu Gonmei and Kwazeu Meru of All Saints HSS, Peren were adjudged first and second positive holders respectively.
The selected models/exhibits will represent the state at Eastern Indian Science Fair 2020 to be held in January at Birla Industrial and Technology Museum, Kolkata, West Bengal, it was informed.
Meanwhile, speaking during the inaugural session, Director of School Education, Wonthungo Tsopoe said that the biggest concern for the department has been the inability of students in the state to excel in science and mathematics subjects.
Expressing that learning interest should start from the elementary level, the Director was of the view that there was lack of motivation for the students to grow their interest in this two subjects.
He also went on to state that there is marked improvement at the HSLC and HSSLC examinations while most schools on wait for good result in Class 10.
In this, he opined “we are more exam and result oriented schooling than to inculcate the habit of learning among the students”. He therefore called upon the teachers to play the major role in developing learning interest among the students from the lower classes so that they would continue even at the higher classes.
Delivering the keynote address, Deputy Director Limadangit Jamir said the capacity of the earth for human and other life form is significantly diminishing. Global warming and poverty is at rise, he said adding that learning to live sustainably and caring for the earth is the need of the hour.
Sustainability means to maintain these resources forever as our actions have a deep impact on the environment and we need to protect it for the future generation.
Additional Director for Samagra Shiksha, Limawabang Aier also exhorted the students.
(Page News Service)