Dimapur, September 3: Advisor of school education, Tokugha Sukhalu on Saturday lauded private schools for providing quality education to school students in the State.
Addressing the silver jubilee function of All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association here at the DDSC Stadium today, Sukhalu admitted that private schools have outdone the Government schools when it comes to management. He said though Government school teachers are highly qualified, this is not resulting in good results.
Sukhalu said that Dimapur is perhaps the only place where private schools are doing exceptionally well compared to Government schools as in other places of the State, the condition of both the private as well as Government schools are similar.
Stating that educational institutions have come very far from the very first school that was set up by Rev. Edward Winter Clark in the year 1895, Sukhalu said it is important that the institutes of today must remember that their motive should not be to make profit but educate the children. He asked ANPSA to take every measure to ensure that the teachers who are engaged should have the necessary qualifications like B.Ed, M.Ed etc., and they should be able to complete the courses before the examinations.
The advisor mentioned that it has come to his knowledge that some schools are demanding security deposits from parents of children who are weak in studies and unless the students improve the deposits are not refunded. He said if what he has learnt is true, ANPSA should look into it.
Director of CBSE regional office, KK Choudhury, who was the guest of honour, appreciated the works done by ANPSA and called Nagaland a big contributor to the country’s overall literacy rate by having a literacy rate of more than 80% in the State, much above the national rate.
In his brief address, he advocated the importance of non-conventional courses in the present era which are important for the careers of the students as they provide job opportunity and asked the teachers to embrace technology and remember that though the children might not always be seen reading books, they are always reading because of the internet and mobiles.
President of ANPSA, Dr Andrew Ahoto in his welcome address had asked the attendants that they should not get stagnant and should not always be ready to receive and never be ready to give as this would not lead to a healthy society.
Earlier, the two day celebration of the silver jubilee commenced in the midst of numerous performances across many genres put up by students from different schools spread across Dimapur. The celebration will culminate on November 4 at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. (Page News Service)