Tuensang, Mon hold training on community mobilisation
Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): Under Sharva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Tuensang and Mon districts conducted a community mobilisation and training programme for School Management Committee (SMC) and School Management and Development Committee (SMDC).
In Tuensang, the trainings were sucessfully held at Educational Blocks & Resource Centres (EBRC) at Shamator and Noklak on May 30 and 31 respectively.
DMA SSA Tuensang, in an update, stated that staff from the District Mission Authority (DMA) and the State Mission Authority (DMA) were the resource persons of the mobilisation training programme.
It stated that community leaders were sensitised and trained on various topics including roles and responsibilities of SMC, SMDC, account record keeping and maintenance, inclusive education, Right to Education (RTE), Out of School Children (OoSC) etc.
During training at EBRC Noklak, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC), Yitachu Thurr, challenged the community leaders to come forward and revived the education system for the future of their children. Expressing concern on the absence of actual teachers in schools, he advised the SMC members to be vigilant on such malpractices.
Sub-Inspector of School, Noklak, presented mobile apps on monitoring of teacher attendance and shared the problems of poor performance of government schools. The SIS further attributed shortage of Mathematics and Science teachers for poor results in HSLC examinations.
The training for remaining EBRCs namely Hakushang, Noksen and Longkhim would be conducted on June 4, 10 and 11 respectively.
Sensitisation of SMC members on community mobilisation in Mon was held with Hiazu Meru, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mon, as chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, he urged everyone to update themselves as the present system involves use of technology in all programmes and schemes. He asked the participants to introspect whether communitisation has been a success in their respective areas. He also encouraged the participants to do away with proxy teaching for improvement of government schools. He further asked SMC members to work in a mission mode and to sacrifice time and energy for betterment of the schools.
K Limhathung Odyuo, DEO Mon, spoke on “teacher’s responsibility, roles and responsibilities of SMC/ SMDC and right to education and Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, N Shelem, Accountant, spoke on account maintenance and record keeping, and Y Pongpa spoke on Mid-Day Meal.
The programme was chaired by T Shiklong, project assistant.