Wonthongo Tsopoe, director of school education and others after unveiling GPS Peducha golden jubilee monolith on December 5.
Kohima | December 6
Government Primary School Peducha under Kohima district celebrated its golden jubilee on December 5 last with school education director Wonthongo Tsopoe as the chief guest.
The school which runs from Class A to 4 houses 92 students with 3 teachers.
GPS Peducha under Kiruphema village jurisdiction was established in 1967. It is located in Sechu Zubza block of Kohima district.
Speaking on the occasion, Tsopoe acknowledged the pioneers, SMC and teachers for their commendable works in nurturing the students for the last 50 years.
Among the others, Er.V. Kehie, Engineer- in-Chief PWD, Nagaland is the product of this school.
Tsopoe said that school education department is the most important department which transforms the society.
He also announced that from the next academic year, the department will implement the National policy of GPS grades from Classes A-5.
Sharing history of GPS Peducha, Kedovitha Hesielie, Chairman SMC Kiruphema, said, the school was purely private in the beginning and is headed by Thepfülhouca Kinyü in 1965 but after the Government recognised the school in 1967, the school today became one of the highest enrolments in the Western Angami region.
The school extends mid-day meal, free text books and uniforms.
Retd. teacher Thepfülhouca Kinyü said the school made a humble beginning in a granary and later established with the initiative of Dev, Deputy Commissioner Kohima in 1967 by providing CGI sheet to the villagers.
The salary for teachers was Rs.150 at that point of time,.
Earlier, Pastor Pechuvilie Kruneilie, Peducha Baptist Church prounonced dedicatory prayer for unveiling of monolith while welcome address was delivered by Metsilie Suohumvü, Chairman PVC.
Vote of thanks was pronounced by Keneiselhou Hozoyie, president Kiruphema Students’ Union.