Programme to improve math underway in Kohima
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): A three-day orientation programme of secondary mathematics teachers is underway at Imagine Nagaland Hall, Administrative Training Institute in Kohima.
The Orientation programme, which started on Sep. 12 and will conclude on the 14th, is conducted by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) in collaboration with the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) of New Delhi.
Speaking at the programme, the guest speaker, Principal Secretary School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John, lamented that many students look upon mathematics subject as tough or hard. He urged the teachers to demystify this notion and give their best in creating interest in the students about the study of mathematics. He also encouraged them to use the inputs and experience gained from the programme to raise the level of the students’ understanding of the subject.
Resource persons — Prof. Dr. A.K. Wazalwar and Asst. Prof. Dr. TP Sarma — both from NCERT intend to connect and discuss with the mathematics teachers on ways to bring improvement in mathematics learning at school.
Dr. Wazalwar said that improvement of mathematics study is one of the most widely talked topics not only in India but also across the world. He said the NCERT is trying its best to improve in this area.
The chairman of the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE), Asano Sekhose emphasised on the importance of mathematics study. She called upon the teachers to give their best in ensuring that students get conceptual clarity and correct procedures of learning the subject.
The NBSE in its endeavour to support and equip the students with the information on par with the rest of the country have introduced NCERT textbooks of class XI (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), and Science and Mathematics in class IX with effect from this academic year. Similarly, next year, NCERT textbooks for the mentioned subjects shall be used in classes X and XII too, she informed.