Kohima: The Investment & Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN), on Wednesday announced that the first ever education fair called Edu Connect will be conducted from May 10-11. 

Addressing a press conference in Kohima, IDAN CEO, Alemtemshi Jamir said that about 40 institutions would be a part of the fair to be held at the IDAN complex in Kohima. 

He said that the proposed education fair would help local students connect with educational institutions across the country, and create awareness about the various subjects, professional courses and vocational trainings provided by institutions outside the state. 

Jamit informed that the fair would be in partnership with North East Educational Council (NEEC), an educational NGO, to confirm the authenticity of institutions. 

He also expressed his desire of bringing in investments from interested persons in setting up universities, particularly for veterinary sciences. 

Jamir said the issue of land ownership, insurgency, law and order situation in the state, lack of skilled manpower, and the lack of industries in the state have been major blockades to investments in the state. 

During the fair, seminars and workshops on education, it’s policies and so on will be conducted to create mass awareness.

He informed that 15 government colleges and several other private institutions from across the country has been invited for the fair. 

After the first ever education fair, the Edu Connect will be passed on to the concerned department next year. 

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