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SCERT gets new training building

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 20, 2020 12:00 am
Toshi Wungtung (second from left) along with other officials after the inauguration of SCERT training annexe building on August 19.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Aug. 19 (EMN):
A training annexe building of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), below High School ground Kohima, was inaugurated by Toshi Wungtung, advisor of SCERT, IPR and Village Guards, on August 19.

Speaking at the programme, Wungtung commended the building and its facilitations. He also congratulated all the people involved in constructing the building initiated by the department. He remarked that it takes a lot of will by the people to build such structures and stated that it is a ‘big beginning.’

Also speaking on the occasion, the director of SCERT T Sekhose informed that the building has been constructed for a 55-bedded residential hostel with all the amenities. He stated that people, who come for training and requiring accommodation, would be accommodated.

He also shared about difficulties in mobilising resources in the past owing to the lack of training annexe facilities. It drains resources and also makes logistics very difficult, he added.

He informed that the work could be executed through a negotiated loan of INR 447.78 lakh in 2010-11. He added that the building was constructed as per their expectation. He concluded by saying that they did the furnishing to the best of their ability but could not complete certain aspects due to Covid-19 pandemic. He however assured to complete it at the earliest.

On the occasion, the principal secretary of School Education and SCERT Menukhol John had commissioned the EduSat and telecasting studio, while the State Mission Director of Samagra Shiksha, Kevilenuo Angami also released three short films on ‘Naga values and motifs’ produced by SCERT and also inaugurated the SCERT conference hall.

SCERT director, T Sekhose shared that ‘printed materials are not sufficient as children prefer visuals.’ Stating that it is the first step in terms of audio-visual, he informed that many things need to be done.

He further informed that they have procured 1500 pen drives to be given out to schools once it resumes classes. He added that the pen drive contained questions and answers along with films.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Aug 20, 2020 12:00:10 am