Kohima, 26 February (MTNews): Nagaland governor Ga Lanesan in his address during the ongoing assembly session highlighted how his government has been giving paramount importance to education and in developing human resources.

In order to elevate the state’s higher education and also to promote science and mathematics education, while fostering research initiatives, the governor said the state government has acquired 200 acres of prime land in Sukhovi, Chumoukedima district to establish an Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) in Nagaland in collaboration with the Central Government.

He also said that efforts are underway to obtain accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) for polytechnic institutes and to upgrade three diploma institutes to degree engineering.

Elaborating on the effort made to ensure the educational system remains dynamic and responsive to evolving trends, he said various interventions have been initiated by the Department of School Education. These include bolstering education management information systems, implementing a Teacher Attendance Monitoring System (TAMS), and establishing professional learning communities for continuous professional development.

He said the government is focused on enhancing the overall teaching and learning environment by constructing 16 school complexes based on a hub and spoke model, known as the Lighthouse School Complexes. “Quality assurance has been integrated into higher educational institutions, with commendable progress reflected in the accreditation of colleges by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),” he added.

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