Nagaland: Teachers training underway in Pungro, Ahthibung
Kohima, Oct. 28 (EMN): A two-day teachers training on use of teaching learning materials (TLM), teachers handbook on foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN) and Vidya Pravesh 3-month play-based module under early childhood care and education (ECCE) got underwat at Educational Block Resource Centre (EBRC) in Pungro town under Kiphire aspirational district on October 28.
Speaking at the inaugural programme, Hoshito Elias, SDEO of Pungro, dwelled on the importance of training to improve the quality of education in schools and urged the participants to take the training programme seriously. He also warned that action would be initiated against those teachers, who are found absent during the training, stated an update from EBRC Pungro.
Delivering the keynote address, Kelhikha Kenye, deputy mission director of Samagra Shiksha Nagaland (SSN), informed that the training are being conducted in 46 EBRC in the state involving 132 resource persons and 6716 teachers from 1679 government schools.
He informed that TLM and teachers handbook were developed by SCERT under ECCE and FLN components to improve learning outcomes in schools to achieve universal foundational literacy and numeracy for all children between 3-8 years by 2026-27.
Kenye also informed that additional TLM has been developed by ChangeInkk Foundation and Sols Arc, New Delhi, based on universal learning design (UDL). He reminded the teachers that one of the core ideas of NIPUN Bharat Mission was “Learn to read, read to learn” to make a child an independent learners in their later years after acquiring FLN.
Meanwhile, the deputy mission director has lamented on the issue of poor performance of the state as indicated in the national achievement survey (NAS) 2021 report and foundational learning study (FLS) conducted by the Ministry of Education. He, therefore, requested the teachers to make efforts by effectively using TLM provided to schools and come up with innovative practices to improve learning outcomes of students.
Kenye further informed that the state has developed the NIPUN Bharat theme song which was played for the teachers and urged them to teach the students in the schools.
A total number of 89 pre-primary teachers, primary teachers and school heads are attending the training programme after being administered the NIPUN Bharat Mission pledge.
Similar training for teachers also got underway on October 28 at EBRC, Ahthibung in Peren district. A total of 125 teachers from the block attended the training on day-one.
During a brief formal introductory session, Gloria Ezung, assistant director of School Education, delivered the keynote address, wherein she encouraged the trainees to implement what they have learned in the classroom.
The session was led by Chungminthang Singson, coordinator of EBRC Ahthibung, while an invocation prayer was said by Hellam Singsit, pastor of KBC, Ahthibung.