20th HTE Conference

Need to make teaching, studying progressive and broad-based: Gov

ITANAGAR, Feb 17: “There is a need to make primary, secondary, college, teaching and studying progressive and broad-based,” Governor BD Mishra said on Monday.
Addressing the inaugural function of the 20th Higher & Technical Education (HTE) Conference at the legislative assembly here, Mishra stressed on the need to send every child to school, and the need for guardians to “develop and inculcate startup and entrepreneurial tendency among school-going children.”
“There is and will always be a mismatch between the large work force accretion and limited job availability avenues,” he said.
Mishra called for a “change of mindset of the society towards education,” and for effective implementation of education policies. “Education must be for enabling individuals and not only certification for securing jobs,” he said.
He underscored the need for an “education system improvement wave,” encompassing the elements of quality education, competent teachers, effective teaching and learning environment, and regular assessment of the education being imparted.
The governor said faculty members must be selected only on merit “and there must be appraisal system of teachers.”
He advised the participants to “discuss the important themes of higher education and its strategies, and also debate innovative practices for introduction in the colleges.”
He also stressed on setting up functional, efficient and result-oriented placement cells.
The governor felicitated retired lecturer CK Singh with the ‘Life Time Teachers’ Award. He also felicitated Pasighat JN College (JNC) assistant botany professor, Dr Temin Payum, and Namsai Polytechnic’s AUE HoD, S Suresh Kumar, with the ‘Outstanding College Teachers’ Award.
Mishra also awarded the Governor’s Cash Award (for toppers in the undergraduate course examinations for the year 2019) to Bamin Rinya, BA (Education), St Claret College, Ziro; Tah Sonam, BSc (Botany), Dera Natung Government College (DNGC), Itanagar; Aina Moyong, BSc (Maths), JNC; and Yangchin Drema J, BCom, JNC.
He released the NSS & RUSA Newsletter-2019 and Basic Information on Higher Education.
Dr Kento Kadu of JNC received the best NSS programme officer award, while DNGC received the best NSS unit award, and Nabam Narba of Don Bosco College, Jollang, and Gede Basar of JNC received the best volunteer award from the education minister. (Raj Bhavan)