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Many teachers seek transfer to Dimapur and Kohima – Sukhalu

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 04, 2020 11:00 pm
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KT Sukhalu releases the ANGPTA magazine titled ‘The Primary Teacher’ at Ura Academy Hall Kohima on February 4. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Jan. 4 (EMN):
The advisor to School Education, KT Sukhalu said on Tuesday that teachers have huge responsibilities in framing the society that “one desires”.

He was addressing the first triennial conference of the All Nagaland Government Primary Teachers’ Association (ANGPTA) at Ura Academy Hall Kohima, as the special guest on February 4.

Lamenting how many teachers seek transfer mostly to Dimapur and Kohima, the advisor told the teachers: “The responsibility given to you is to ensure that education reaches to the far end of the state.”

Sukhalu stated that the foundation of the children starts from the primary level and that many are criticising the School Education department because of “nil results” produced by the government schools in HSLC and HSSLC examinations. He added that the trends still continues despite downgrading of schools by the government for poor performance, giving a hint that it is due to poor foundation of a child in the primary level.

 “I for one totally condemn the non-detention policy of the government of India,” he said, adding that it has made the teachers and the students not to take studies seriously. “How do you expect results and a good generation?” he asked.

He therefore told the gathering to take the conference as a platform for introspection and discussed on how to bring about change on the foundation of a child. He also urged the teachers to consider and treat the students as their own child, stating ‘a student is their responsibility’.

Expressing fear that proxy teaching can affect the future of children, the advisor told the gathering that it will create an uneducated society. He told the teachers not fail in their responsibilities.

Sukhalu also that the government is working on modalities to fill up the gap for in-service teachers with requisite qualification in the form of literal entry for the post of assistant headmaster.

The principal director of school education, Shanavas C, also stressed on the importance of a good foundation in primary level. Reminding the teachers that ‘education is investment for the future’, he urged them to sincerely execute their responsibilities in order to have a sustainable society.

Earlier in the programme, ANGPTA president James Ruokoselhou informed in his welcome address that the association was formed in 2016 and has become one of the biggest service associations in the state. He also expressed happiness that Nagaland Education Service Rules, 2017, has fulfilled their long-cherished desire by being recognised as cadre and providing promotional avenues.

On the occasion, a magazine titled, “The Primary Teacher” was also released by the advisor to commemorate the celebration. Keneisenuo Vitsu, who teaches at Viswema Government Primary School, was awarded for her innovative approach in starting a kitchen garden in school premises, imparting life skills to the students besides using the produce in mid-day meals.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 04, 2020 11:00:12 pm