Temjen Imna Along encourages government college principals to shape Nagaland’s future.

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The Higher Education and Tourism Minister of Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along, urged government college principals to shape Nagaland’s future with inclusivity in mind, fostering development and empowerment at the annual conference for Government College Principals, held at the Directorate of Higher Education in Kohima on October 19.

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Speaking as the guest of honour, he said that the state’s prosperity depends on nurturing the right human resources. He challenged the principals and teachers to educate the community, not just making them literate.

The minister emphasized that teachers, among all professions and notable individuals, hold the greatest influence. They possess the ability to shape and imagine a better society, family, state, and prosperous nation.

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He noted that some things require financial resources, while others can be achieved through alternative means. He encouraged the principals to collaborate and engage with the community for the better future of Nagaland.

At the conference, the Minister also awarded certificates of appreciation to five mentor colleges which includes Kohima Science College Jotsoma, Kohima College, Fazl Ali College Mokokchung, Dimapur Government College, and Patkai Christian College. These institutions have effectively guided other colleges in the state through the NAAC Assessment & Accreditation process.

As part of efforts to speed up NAAC Assessment & Accreditation, some well-regarded colleges have served as mentors, assisting several government colleges in obtaining NAAC accreditation.

The opening session was led by Dr. A. Nshoga, the Director of Higher Education. Dr. K. Nishena Nekha, the Additional Director, extended a warm welcome to the attendees. Dr. Elizabeth Walling, the Principal of the State College of Teacher Education in Kohima, offered a prayer for divine blessings. The vote of thanks was given by Menuokholie Kire, the Joint Director of Administration in Higher Education.

Pankaj Luitel is a graduate from Manipur University and loves reading and writing. At MountainEcho, Pankaj contributes to the content team efforts and regularly writes for our website

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