Monday, November 28, 2022

Human Development Index in Nagaland very low: Imna Along

Minister of Higher Education and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along said that despite the state being one of the most literate states in the country, it has very low Human Development Index and an unemployment problem.
According to DIPR report, the minister made this remark at the annual conference of Government College Principals held at Conference Hall, Directorate of Higher Education, Kohima on Friday.
He therefore stressed on the need to turn the human capital resources into assets and build a new strong and vibrant Nagaland.
The minister asked the gathering not to count only their weakness but to remind of the commitment with which they were set to work. He further urged them to mold themselves to changing times.
Director of Higher Education, Dr. Katoni Jakhalu termed teaching profession as a privilege but reminded the teachers that it comes with great responsibility. She said that teachers were the molders and shapers of the younger generation, who has the potential to be the State’s assets or its biggest liability. Dr. Jukhalu also highlighted various issues caused due to online classes and exams. She therefore called upon the gathering to be hands-on educators, mentors, and guardians of the youth.
On the occasion, meritorious service award for both teaching faculty and ministerial staff were also given.
Following were the awardees of 2022: Dr. Evothung Ezung, Assistant Professor, Kohima College, Kohima; Dr. Lanurenla, Assistant Professor, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung; Dr. Mahabir Jha, Assistant Professor, Yingli College, Longleng; Teisovi Gerald Meyase, Assistant Professor, Kohima Science College (A) Jotsoma, Kohima; Dr. Purna Chandra, Assistant Professor, Zisaji Presidency College, Kiphire; Sevelu, Mali, Kohima College, Kohima; Zuluwati, Attendant, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung; Besuta Venyo, LDA cum Computer Asst, Phek Govt. College, Phek; Hingtalak, Chowkidar, Peren Govt. College, Peren; Z. Bushem Phom, Sr.HA, Yingli Govt. College, Longleng; Benedict Ed. Shitio, UDA, Directorate of Higher Education, Nagaland. The award was given out once every three years to the employees under the Department of Higher Education. It comes along with a certificate and cash of Rs. 30,000/- for a teaching faculty awardee and Rs. 20,000/- a for ministerial staff awardee.

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