Provide students with skills, Governor tell varsities

Provide students with skills, Governor tell varsities
Nagaland Governor P B Acharya (File Photo)
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Dimapur, September 1: Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya today urged universities to play a crucial role in providing students with the new knowledge and skills needed to meet countless challenges in a changing and globalized world. He also called on students not to shy away from hard work and stated that work is worship.
Addressing the formal session of the 27th fresher’s meet of Nagaland University Students’ Union, Kohima Campus Meriema at RCEMPA on Saturday, the Governor opined that universities have the responsibility of producing not only educated but also well equipped and highly skilled manpower for overall development of the society. He emphasised on the importance of having dialogues between University, industries and trade sector for the development of the State and employment of the students when they pass out.
The Governor also encouraged students to take up entrepreneurship and be job givers and not job seekers. Stating that the Government sector has reached a saturation point for employment, he said youth need to look beyond Government jobs.
Students have to excel not just in academics but expand their interest in other vocational education in order to acquire relevant skills, including skills needed for work and entrepreneurship, he said.
Acharya also informed that the Central and State governments have introduced various welfare schemes and programmes targeted for the youth to help them stand on their feet. He encouraged the youth to avail such programmes for their benefit.
Pro Vice Chancellor NU, KC Prof RC Gupta also exhorted the students. (Page News Service)