Edu-Connect: paving the way for investment in Nagaland’s education sector
Kohima: In an effort to pave the way for investment in Nagaland’s education sector, the first Edu-Connect Conclave, an educational conclave organized by the Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN) and the North East Educational Council (NEEC). It started on Tuesday at the Capital Convention Center in Kohima.
With hundreds of students in attendance, the two-day event began with a formal ceremony in which School Education Adviser and SCERT KT Sukhalu was appointed as the Chief Patron and Technical Education and Elections Advisor Medo Yukha as the keynote speaker.
Speaking on the topic of “Investment in Education in Nagaland”, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mizoram, Prof. KRS Sambasiva Rao suggested that in order to facilitate investment in the education sector in Nagaland, the state should provide for investors. At the very least, tax-free benefits should be considered. Initial period of 5-10 years.
Professor Rao also suggested that investments could be made under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to develop the education sector globally. He said that Nagaland has the potential to attract foreign investment, which would also pave the way for quality education.
While challenging the state government to consider sustainability of investment in the education sector, he also recommended setting a standard when investing to ensure quality education.
Regarding the country’s higher education system, he expressed concern that the current model of a faculty-based, monopoly university is not suitable for the highly competitive global market.
Addressing the students at the education fair, KT Sukhalu, Advisor on School Education and SCERT, said that lack of awareness should not deprive the students of opportunities.
He said that it is important to have access to appropriate information, knowledge about the educational institutions of choice, and access to customized information to explore the wide range of educational institutions across India and exercise options on a single platform. Make it available to our students. “