Resu residents shoulder responsibility of educating the youth

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
TURA, May 10: In a very heartening development for students and educationists, buoyed by the need for higher education, a group of residents of the Resubelpara town got together to ensure children get options of better higher education.
The effort by the residents comes in the wake of a huge problem faced by the students of the region with regards to admissions after Class X. The effort, according to those behind the formation of the college is to ensure that no student is left unable to complete higher education.

The Resu Union College, which is set to start operations this year after the declaration of the MBOSE Class X results, will be amongst the first institutes of a private nature and will be amongst 10 other institutions in the district. The effort at better education is the handiwork of a group of like-minded individuals who got together to see what could be done to provide solace to students disappointed at missing out.
The Resu Union College, which will initially cater to students studying the Arts stream will look to usher their first batch of students into their new classrooms which was recently completed in a plot of land gifted by the Nokma of the area, at Mochorpara. The area falls about 3 kms from the town of Resubelpara.
Earlier the same group of people had for about three years tried to run their educational activities from a ME School in the district. However given the huge demand for space they were soon ousted from this place forcing them to seek a permanent solution to the problems being faced by students.
“A permanent college was a must as the number of students passing the secondary exams has been on the rise each year,” said a member of the college governing body and a resident of Resu town, Wilness Marak.
The college will look to upgrade to a full-fledged college (including Bachelor’s Courses) once its strength increases over time and the demand grows. Currently the nearest college for the residents of Resubelpara is in nearby Mendipathar which about 5 kms away.
To ensure a start to education, the college has elected a governing body with former educationists V J Abraham as its secretary along with Waram Sangma, Creamline Sangma, Denitha Arengh and Wilness Marak as members.
The college building comprising of four classrooms is currently in a position to take in approximately eighty students per class.
Creamline, one of the governing members looks forward to a brighter future for the college contending that though initially they were looking at Class XI and XII, an increase in demand for higher education would mean that they will have to start Bachelor’s courses as well.
“We will start with Class XI and XII and see how the response is to our efforts. We will continue to grow along with the students that are with us,” she said.
The college is built on an area of about 2 acres leaving immense scope for expansion in the coming future.


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