Symposium on education scenario of Arunachal Pradesh

Quality of life depends on quality of education: VC

RONO HILLS, Sep 26: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union, in collaboration with the Rajiv Gandhi University’s Department of Education, conducted a one-day symposium on ‘Present Scenario of Education in Arunachal Pradesh’at RGU on Tuesday.
Attending the inaugural function, RGU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tamo Mibang said that the root of all developments is education and therefore the quality of life depends on the quality of education too.
Stressing on the importance of quality education, he maintained that quality does not mean well equipped classrooms, laboratories, halls or compound. Stating that the best laboratory will not produce a good scientist or a doctor, he said rather quality education will be defined by the students’ endeavour and efforts of the faculties.
Resource person from DNGC College, Dr M Q khan said that the most important segment in the journey of education is elementary education, because it is the study based on the foundation of any person. He felt that the need of the hour is to strengthen elementary education level.
On being questioned about the no-retention policy, he shared, “if all students are made to pass easily, then many students will be discouraged to work hard. If the no-retention policy is adopted then the education scenario in Arunachal could be disastrous.”
Moderating the first technical session, Dean of Faculty, Commerce, Professor Tasi Kai opined that higher learning educational institutes like colleges and polytechnics should not be established in remote areas where there are no students at all.
Emphasizing on the evolving scenario of education system and role of youth in nation building, retired Wing commander of the Indian Air Force, Gyati Kago said that education cannot be limited, it has to be universal and that the future of any country depends upon its educated youth force.
Taking advantage of the huge gathering of students, AAPSU General Secretary, Tobom Dai urged the students to not only focus on academic line but also to serve as torchbearers of the society.
Speaking about AAPSU’s stand on the Chakma-Hajong issue, he informed that AAPSU is in no state to go along with the government’s decision to grant citizenship to the Chakma-Hajong refugees. If compelled, AAPSU might go for another phase of protest.
Highlighting on the present state of affairs of University education system, its problems and remedies in Arunachal Pradesh, Professor J Sahoo, Dean, Faculty of Education explained about the concept of quality education with career decision making variables.
Enlightening more about the symposium, Secretary Debate and Symposium AAPSU, Marli Kamki said that the symposium was a small initiative from AAPSU as a part of AAPSU’s Golden Jubilee celebration.
The symposium which was divided into two technical sessions was attended by Vice Chancellor RGU, Registrar RGU, AAPSU President and team, HoD Education Department, Dean Students’ Welfare, Dean Faculty of commerce, RGUSU members, students and research scholars from various departments of the University and other resource persons.