Dimapur, June 16: Tetso College celebrated its first graduation day on June 15 with Dr Tuisem A Shishak, founder and president/ principal emeritus of Patkai Christian College as the commencement speaker and Winsome Sitlhou, who secured the BA (Eng) Gold medal under Nagaland University, as valedictorian.
The college awarded 100% scholarship worth Rs 92,000 to the valedictorian while all successful graduates were awarded 30% scholarship for the college’s MA English and Political Science programme. 134 graduates successfully completed their graduation.
The function was chaired by Dr. S. Elika Assumi with introductory remarks by Dr. Hewasa Lorin. Principal Dr. P.S. Lorin presented a brief history of the college’s humble beginnings since 1994, and encouraged the graduating Tetso students to create a positive impact in society and continue to live true to the college’s motto to ‘strive for excellence’.
Dr Hewasa reminded the students that they are not only graduating with a degree but as a more complete person, knowing that their responsibility also lies in improving our society, and our State. Dr Tuisem A Shishak highlighted that it is about time that institutes like Tetso College and Patkai Christian College collaborate spiritually and academically for the growth of higher education. Additionally, these institutes of higher education should move towards excellence in research. He encouraged Tetso students to move forward with confidence and avoid being a part of the unemployable youth.
(Page News Service)