Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Institutions organise programmes & extracurricular activities

Educational institutions across the state have been organising various activities for the students and teaching staff as part of their yearly curriculum or extracurricular activity. Meetings were also held with government officials to improve quality of education.
NEISSR: On the occasion of “World Science Day for Peace and Development”, a peer mediation forum was launched on November 10 at Peace Centre, North East Institute of Social Sciences & Research (NEISSR) Chümoukedima.
Addressing the students and faculty, NEISSR principal, Dr. Fr. C.P. Anto Paul emphasized on the need of peer mediation among the youths especially college students. He described peer mediation as a conflict handling tool which empowers the students to resolve any issues that may arise in a non-violent manner that leads to self-transformation and relationship building.
As the concept of peer mediation was quite unfamiliar for the students, he further elucidated that the members of the forum are known as peer mediators, who as a trained volunteers to help others with problems through structured communication process in which the individuals or group with a problem, work together assisted by a neutral third party (peer mediator), to solve the problem, while being capacitated on various peace building and conflict transformation skills.
NEISSR assistant professor, Dr.Toli H. Kiba also highlighted the significant role science plays in the society and how citizens should broaden their perspective on making the society more sustainable. She further urged the students to take pledge to reaffirm their commitment towards striving for a sustainable just society.
TGOUN: The Global Open University, Nagaland (TGOUN) executive council and governing council meeting was held on November 10 at the University Campus, Sodzulhou, 7th Mile Village, Chümoukedima.
The meeting attended by the officials of the University along with representatives of the government of Nagaland namely joint secretary, higher and technical education, Nungsangmenla Imchen; joint director, technical education, Tiakaba Amer; deputy director, higher education, Medongoi Rhakho, discussed the present status and future plans of the university. The meeting was chaired by the TGOUN chancellor, professor Markendeya Rai.
FAC: As a follow-up of the previous Academic Administrative Audit (AAA) conducted on November 19-20, 2019, additional director, higher education, government of Nagaland, Dr. Lily Sema along with two officers – assistant director HE, A. Imtisenla Longkumer and SOSD HE, J Levi Keor paid a visit to Fazl Ali College on November 10.
During the visit, Dr. Lily Sema congratulated the college on being graded ‘A’ by NAAC and called it as a big achievement for the department of higher education. She encouraged and challenged the college to work harder and further seek for autonomy. She also gave a briefing of Academic Performance Index (API).
FAC principal, Dr. I. Wati Imchen put forth the requirements, limitations and proposed plan of the college seeking attention of the department to fill in certain loopholes. FAC IQAC coordinator, Dr.Lanurenla gave a presentation on the activities and achievements post NAAC accreditation. Following the meeting with faculty, the team inspected administrative and academic records and also did a site inspection of all the infrastructure facilities in the college. The tenth edition of FAC journal was also released by Dr. Lily Sema.
GMS Chandmari: Government Middle School (GMS) Lower Chandmari Kohima held its annual function-cum-cultural day on November 9 at the School Auditorium.
Speaking at the programme as special guest, advisor for urban development and municipal affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire stressed on the need for all government teachers to enrol their children in government schools so as to improve the quality of education.
“There should be a policy that government teachers should admit their children in government schools so that teachers will take education more seriously and bring change in the government schools,” he said.
Citing the example of Mizoram, he said the toppers of Mizoram state are from government schools, however, it was the other way round in Nagaland. Dr Kire also assured to support the School Management Committee (SMC) of GMS Lower Chandmari in their request for upgrading the school to High School level.
Appreciating the talents of the students, Dr Kire suggested that music should be taught in government schools as an extracurricular activity.
SMC secretary, Sedengulie delivered a short speech while SMC member secretary, John Kath highlighted the activities of the school since its establishment in 2010. Students of different classes enthralled the gathering with special numbers including welcome song by Konyak students, poem recitation by Meilem, Lotha folk song, Khiamniungan song and Nepali dance.
LFIC: Livingstone Foundation International College Dimapur organised its second parents -teachers interaction on November 8 at the College Premises. At the programme, LFIC vice principal and convenor PTI, Dr.Tainla Mar briefed the gathering on the importance of parents -teacher role in shaping the students. Exhorting the gathering, chairman LFI, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema stressed on the importance of educating both the mind and the heart. He further encouraged the gathering to see education as whole entity beyond marks so that the students of today develop into right thinking and acting citizens tomorrow.
In a separate event, LFIC Evangelical Union (EU) observed its second EU exchange fellowship on November 9 with the EU of Yemhi Memorial College (YMC) at YMC with LFIC vice principal, Dr.Tainla Mar as the speaker. Special highlights included praise and worship, duet, and group song.
SXC Jalukie: St. Xavier College, Jalukie celebrated its annual “Falcon Fest” on November 10 at the College Campus with former student leader, DethuiNewmai as the special guest.A formal program in the form of Bible reading and prayer initiated the event, with a melodious song, dance and a special appreciation speech for the principal of the college, Rev. Dr. Fr. Francis S. Cheerangal which was initiated by the students in view of “Principal’s Day”.
GMS Sangtamtilla: As part of educational recreation activity, Government Middle School(GMS)Sangtamtilla teachers and 82 students led by head teacher,Sademwati visited Nagaland Zoological Park Rangapahar on November 10. The school said the tour benefitted the students through awareness on wildlife preservation and importance of wildlife for the environment.

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