The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book : Return to the Naked Nagas (1939;1976)

caption: Chapter Twenty-seven. Return to Nagaland
caption: advice about education
medium: books
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 1970
text: In both areas it would be wise to direct education mainly to fields relevant to the development of local resources. However desirable a high standard of education may be, it should be commensurate to the scope for the suitable employment of young men and women who have received higher education. Both in Nagaland and in Arunachal Pradesh this scope continues to be limited. Members of the government of Nagaland are not unaware of this situation, but as elected representatives of their people they cannot easily resist the clamour of their constituents for ever increasing educational facilities, and it is clearly easier to establish schools and even hospitals than to transform the economy of Nagaland to such an extent that in the years to come the local population can create enough wealth to sustain the new developments initiated by a government able to draw on financial resources originating. outside Nagaland.