Nagalim: Campus Inaugurated
The Dimapur Campus of the Global Open University of Nagaland was inaugurated yesterday [5 June 2007]. This facility will allow more Naga youths to access higher education.
Below are extracts from an article published by The Nagaland Post:
Dimapur: Chief minister Neiphiu
While delivering the inaugural speech,
"This is one of the main reasons why we welcome the establishment of this new Global Open University of Nagaland", he added.
While pointing out that about 40 percent of Naga students study outside the state draining around Rs 100 crore out of the state by parents spending annually for these students, the chief minister expressed hope that the University will help reversing the trend and help retention of the huge amount within the state for economic development.
He also expressed delight that the University will start offering B.Sc course in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition which has much relevance as well as employment potential especially in the NE region where tourism is given interest to promote as an industry. In this regard, the chief minister announced that students from the backward tribes of Nagaland who join the management courses (selected) will be sponsored from CMCF.
Rio also disclosed that
Pro Chancellor of Global Open University, Dr P.R. Trivedi while presenting the vision and action plan of the University said that the University will open another campus at Kohima within this academic year and ultimately open its campuses in all the eleven district headquarters of the state.