‘True education is achieved by empowering students to dream’

Governor of Nagaland La Ganesan along with the Principal MITE Dr Kate Dandesh Kumar and graduands during the 11th Graduation Day of MITE, Kohima on August 31.

Governor of Nagaland La Ganesan along with the Principal MITE Dr Kate Dandesh Kumar and graduands during the 11th Graduation Day of MITE, Kohima on August 31.

Nagaland Governor addresses MITE Kohima 11th graduation day

Kohima, August 31 (MExN):  The 11th graduation day of Modern Institute of Teachers Education (MITE), Kohima was graced by the Governor of Nagaland, La Ganesan as the special guest on August 31. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that education is a tool for development, PRO Raj Bhavan, Kohima stated in a press release. “True education is not achieved by the mere transaction of curriculum but by empowering the students to dream as well as achieve,” he asserted.

The Governor stated that he found the general atmosphere of educational institutions in the state of Nagaland quite friendly and congenial for learning. This combined with their commitment and the pursuit for academic and professional excellence will accelerate socio-economic development in the state, he added. 

Encouraging the committed teachers, Governor said that teachers are expected to serve with honour and dignity. He mentioned that one of the problems facing our state is that not all teachers are willing to serve in the interior districts of the state and also the problems of proxy-teaching. “Our state need trained resources in every corner of the state to ensure quality education. As teachers, it is also expected of them to be well informed and to keep themselves abreast with the latest trends,” he said. “The prospective teachers of our state should rise to transform the system as envisioned in the National Policy on Education 2020,” he urged. 

The Governor also said that a teacher needs to be modern by integrating modern technology with education. “Knowledge is available at the click of a mouse and a teacher should be more than a teacher who facilitates student’s self learning by enabling the students to search the right resource and learn on their own and construct knowledge together,” he observed. 

He also remarked that a teacher can be a good facilitator only when he or she is a perpetual learner. On the National Education Policy, 2020, he said, “NEP has not only provided a new structure and functioning mechanism but also mechanism for teacher motivation.” 

Underlining the new policy would also assess Teacher’s commitment and their efficient participation for advancement, the Governor urged upon the teachers that their role is demanded even outside of the school to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” 

The Governor shared on how the State has developed through the years and also said that development cannot just be brought about by fund allocations alone. Therefore, he urged upon everyone to create a conducive environment for development; and that include peace and the change in attitude of people. 

As the teacher, the Governor said that they are tasked with the mission to train and equip the modern generation. 

The Governor handed over the certificates to NU rank holders in presence of the Chairperson of Modern Society Kaisa Mao, Principal MITE Kate Dandesh Kumar, Managing Director, Pelee Hekha and Members of Managing Board and faculty members of the college and others. 

MITE Principal, Dr Kate Dandesh Kumar gave the welcome address, special song was presented by Diezelhou Sothu & Co and folk dance was performed by Pukumla & Co. Lemnyei M Walim invoked God’s Blessing and the valedictory speech was delivered by Shemyung E Phom Nu 2nd Rank holder 2021-23. The programme was chaired by Arrngangla Imsong and the vote of thanks was pronounced by Dr TS Pandian and benediction by A Tahmao Beham.