DIMAPUR, Sept 19 - Nagaland Governor PB Acharya has appealed to the managements of private schools in Dimapur not to commercialise education but to make them centres for development.
Addressing a meeting of chairmen, principals and administrators of private schools of Dimapur at Police House in Chumukedima here today, the Governor also urged them to review the fee structure and advised them to help the poor students by giving them concessions.
�Centre of education should not only be centres for knowledge but also centres for development,� Acharya said and called upon them to be partners in development.
Pointing out that not a single proper public toilet exists along the road between Kohima and Dimapur, the Governor emphasised the need for change of mindset. �You are the people who can change the atmosphere�, he told the gathering.
Acknowledging the private schools for their immense contribution in the education sector, he described them as pillars of prosperity and further called upon the educational fraternity to address the education system as per requirement which would be socially applicable.
Proprietor of Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School Andrew Ahoto urged the Governor for allocating 50 per cent of the Teachers Awards for private schools while stating that 65 per cent of the students study in private schools which produce the best students.