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Academician stresses on importance of literacy and numeracy

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jun 14, 2023 5:20 pm
The vice chancellor of ICFAI University, Saundarjya Borbora, has underlined the important role of teachers in teaching literacy and numeracy to students from young age
Academician stresses on importance of literacy and numeracy
Saundarjya Borbora speaking at the state-level conference on ‘Foundational literacy and numeracy, National Education Policy (NEP) and G20’ at Livingstone Foundation International in Dimapur on Wednesday. (EM Images)

DIMAPUR — The vice chancellor of ICFAI University, Saundarjya Borbora, has underlined the important role of teachers in teaching literacy and numeracy to students from young age.

He stated this during a state-level conference on ‘Foundational literacy and numeracy, National Education Policy (NEP) and G20,’ organised by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), in collaboration with Livingstone Foundation International (LFI), Dimapur, held on Wednesday at LFI Dimapur. While pointing out that phobia in Mathematics among the students from Northeastern states was one factor for not taking up Science stream, he has stressed on the importance of building a strong foundation.

Stating that inculcating other aspects of life are also important in order to fit in the society, he was of the opinion that National Education Policy would immensely help the students. He has also emphasised on team activities in education to enable the students build team spirit and team work and contribute positively to the world.

Stressing on G20, he stated that the world today has become a global village whereby any affect in one country also affects other countries in several ways. He informed that the kind of diversity which the G20 leaders are getting from different countries would enhance a country in different fields and bring positive impact.

Tolto Metha, team member of Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency, felt that there should be environmental awareness. He urged the gathering to respect, protect and preserve environment in order to prevent man-made destruction.

He advised the students to begin environmental movement in a small way. He added that one need not be an activist but be an environmental steward and contribute in small things such as picking an environmental issue that strikes them as most urgent and by trying to resolve it.

Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema, LFI chairman, has stressed on the need to change the system with the changing time. While emphasising on the importance of NEP, Dr. Ahoto stated that students should not be taught ‘what to think but how to think’ and added that rote memorisation should be done away.

Stating that every child is unique and has the capacity to accommodate whatever is instilled in them, he said they just need to rekindle their innate potential.

Lecture on NEP implementation was delivered by John Sema, professor of Political Science department at Nagaland University, and T Yolila Sangtam, assistant professor of Teacher Education department at Nagaland University.

Also read: NEP 2020 a dangerous education policy, says AIFUCTO

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jun 14, 2023 5:20:23 pm
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