Capacity building programme held for SMC members
Kohima, Nov. 30 (EMN): Government Primary School, Children with Special Need (CwSN) at Lower Lerie in Kohima today conducted the 3rd capacity building programme under Nagaland Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources (NECTAR) under Lighthouse Project School Education funded by World Bank.
The programme, conducted on the theme “Roles and functions of teachers, parents and SMC in improving holistic quality education in schools,” was attended by the School Management Committee (SMC) members, teachers and parents.
Kelhikha Kenye, deputy mission director of Samagra Shiksha Nagaland (SSN), who spoke on the theme as the resource person, congratulated the teachers and SMC members for playing active roles in improving the school through various initiatives.
Quoting an African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child,” he reminded that community should take the responsibility to provide a safe, healthy environment for children. He stated that children should be given security to develop and flourish in order to realise their hopes and dreams.
He pointed out that the Nagaland Communitisation of Public Institution and Services Act, 2002, was primarily aimed at instilling a sense of community ownership in managing public institutions through community participation.
Speaking on New Education Policy 2020, he expressed that teachers need to be professionally equipped to provide competency-based education to students. He also challenged the teachers to initiate innovative method of teaching to create joyful learning for children in the class.
Lanusongla Lemtur, project associate of NECTAR – Lighthouse Project, spoke on inclusive education. She reminded the teachers, parents and SMC to ensure inclusive education in the school.
Lemtur pointed out that inclusive education is not only inclusion of CwSN but meaningful inclusion of students from all socio-economically disadvantage groups (SEDGs) as mentioned in NEP 2020. She further stated that community participation including parents, teachers, school leaders, local community organisations, members and leaders, student bodies, church organisations etc. are vital to achieving the goal of equal access to education for every child in the community, which is the right of every child.
Atoli Yeptho, who spoke on behalf of the parents, has appreciated the teachers and SMC members of the school for taking several initiatives to improve the school. She also appreciated the teachers for being accessible to students through which they are able to notice improvements in their children.
Ruokuosenuo Zao delivered welcome address, while Moa Tzudir proposed vote of thanks. The programme was chaired by Supou Khiam, SMC member.
The school has 116 students with 15 CwSNs enrolled in the school during the current academic session.