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Noklak to evolve ‘Education Vision Document 2030’

By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2020 1:43 am
Reny Wilfred is seen with the members of Development Forum (education sector) during a meeting at Noklak town on September 15.

Dimapur, Sep. 16 (EMN): In pursuance to the New Education Policy (NEP), the development forum (education sector) of Noklak district has resolved to come up with an ‘Education Vision Document 2030.’ The final draft document is expected to be ready by September end and will be available for feedback from public and experts from the field of education.

The resolution to this effect was taken during a meeting of the development forum (education sector) of Noklak district held on September 15 under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner, Noklak, Reny Wilfred, a DIPR report stated on Wednesday.

The forum had discussed on evolving a “district vision document for quality education for all” to improve the quality of education in the district with a vision to have cent percent pass in class 10 and 12 in government schools and to improve quality education at the village level with focus on preschool and preliminary education.

It also discussed on improving pre-school and primary education, integrating basic life skills at the school level, integrating Anganwadi, village health nutrition day, Sakhi One Stop Centre, Mahila Shakti Kendra, Nehru Yuva Kendra with the school education system to improve health, nutrition and hygiene among children and parents. The house also discussed on tackling proxy teacher issue to improve village level education while considering the humanitarian side of the issue.

Besides, the house had also discussed on improving Mathematics and Science education at school level with adoption of technology and new pedagogical methods.

The report also stated that leadership training for teachers and students and soft skill training through utilisation of programmes under NYK and potentials of mobile lab and ATAL tinkering lab to spurt interest among the school children were submitted by the forum members. The objective of the training was to mould younger generation with leadership skills and competency to approach real life problem in pragmatic way.

The forum also discussed on issues relating to lack of basic school infrastructures, teachers’ accommodation, class 9 dropout rate, measures to improve village level enrolment of pre-matric and post-matric scholarship, and the need of more tribal residential schools and hostels in the rural areas.

Graduate teacher of GHSS Noklak and former president of ANSTA, Tuensang Unit, Puchai PM, in his presentation, had focused on the improvement of students’ quality education and overall uplift of the students.

Piju Mathew, acting headmaster of St. Paul School Noklak who is also a recipient of the State Teachers Award 2020, presented on the quality improvement measures taken by private schools that could be replicated in the district action plan.

Chongkoi Khiamniungan, KBCA coordinator and community development promoter, spoke on the sustainable human resource and educational development of the district. She highlighted that the focus area of developmental promoter would be education and career guidance, skill development to boost local economy, agriculture, agri-processing and marketing, tourism and promoting Noklak as tourism hot-spot of Northeast.
As a first step, she stated that a career guidance cell would be set up in KBCA to benefit parents and children to show them the path to higher education, scholarships, reservation, government financial aids and employment opportunities.

Muletolu Vero, NYK coordinator, gave an insight on education and youth development which could be adopted in the context of Nagaland.

A total of 10 youth volunteers, who were attached to the office of the deputy commissioner to assist the administration in data collection, IT cell support, awareness generation, dissemination of information and leadership building among youth, presented their own perspective of educational development and realities that they have faced while growing up as students and graduates.

To address the problem of poor network connectivity in most of the villages in the district, the development promoter proposed for a campaign by mobilising community participation through good-will donation for smart TV and laptop for villages that are cut-off from data connectivity and are not in a position to garner the benefits of online education.

By EMN Updated: Sep 17, 2020 1:43:18 am