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NBSE leader among education boards in country – Advisor Yhome 

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 30, 2024 8:48 pm
Dr.  Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, NBSE officials and others during the curtain raiser event of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration of NBSE in Kohima, on Tuesday.

KOHIMA — Advisor of School Education and SCERT, Dr.  Kekhrielhoulie Yhome, on Tuesday asserted that though the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) is a small board, it is a leader among the education boards in the country.

Maintaining that the NBSE has collectively elevated itself to become a “reliable and trustworthy” board, the advisor said it is the first education board in the country to assess language skills, as well as a pioneer in including both father and mother’s names in the student’s report card.

In terms of grading and assessment, the board is doing a fine job, he added.

Yhome was addressing the curtain raiser of the year-long 50th anniversary celebration of the NBSE, which kicked off with a marathon race in Kohima on Tuesday.

An approximate 670 students and teachers from 49 schools in Kohima town participated in the marathon, held on the theme ‘Learning is a marathon,’ from High School Junction to Assembly Secretariat Junction.

 “Nagaland is a very young society in the field of education. The ability to write and learn came late to us,” Yhome said, adding that the first matriculate and first graduate from the state were recorded 105 years and 100 years back, respectively.

Pointing out that education will continue to be one of the primary focuses in Nagaland for the next 50 to 100 years, the School Education advisor called for retrospection on how far the state has progressed in the field of education in the past 50 years.

NBSE chairman Asano Sekhose, in her address, said that 2024 is a very special year for the board. The chairman informed that the NBSE was created out of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Act No. 4 passed in 1973 and started functioning in 1974.

Despite challenges, the NBSE tried to keep up the standards of education to be at par with the rest of the country, Sekhose maintained.

Stressing on the need to redefine education aligning with the recommendations of the NEP 2020, she said that the NBSE has already adopted the policy and is presently shifting towards critical and analytical thinking of the students so that students become problem solvers.

She added that the theme of race was conceived to signify that learning is a part of one’s life and that all should become lifelong learners. Learning outside and inside the classroom will add value, she added.

Commissioner and Secretary of SCERT and School Education, Kevileno Angami appreciated the pioneers who had been part of the formation, and nurtured the board into what it is today. Compared to national and international boards, when local boards develop curriculums, they take into account the local context which is essential in the state context, she said.

Despite challenges, the “NBSE has become the board in the North-East to be reckoned with other states taking examples from us,” she added.

The NBSE will be conducting more activities for students during the year-long celebration, including the science Olympiad, painting competition, singing competition etc., it was informed.

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jan 30, 2024 8:48:02 pm
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