Friday, March 24, 2023

Nagaland has 1,939 govt schools: UDISE report


A three-day ‘In-House training’ for newly promoted assistant head masters (AHMs) and Junior Education Officers (JEOs) got underway at Morung Conference Hall, Directorate of School Education, Kohima on Wednesday.
Speaking at the programme, commissioner and secretary school education and SCERT, Kevileno Angami, informed that Nagaland has 1,939 government schools as per UDISE 2021-22. She also informed that out of 32,000 teachers (both private and government) there were 18,000 teachers in government schools.

She further informed that out of about 4 lakh students across the state, about 1.64 lakh students were in government schools. Angami said the past performance of the government schools in Nagaland have today produced responsible leaders, politicians and responsible citizens of the state. Stating that “People look upon us to deliver”, she stressed the need to restore the faith of the public in the government school. She also urged the newly promoted AHMs/JEOs to passionately work towards building a better future for children and the state.
Asserting that education was the backbone of the society and teachers were the builders of the future, Angami informed that as a moulder of the future, as managers and administrators of the school, the department believed that the newly promoted officers would be able to deliver.

Stating that they would face challenges in their journey, C&S, however, said one should not lose the focus, which is to nurture, build the people, the children, who would be responsible citizens and not liability to the state.
Reminding the officers and teachers of the department about their responsibility as educators, as education managers and administrators, Angami said there was a need to increase the level of leadership in school administration to take the government schools forward. Principal Director school education, Thavaseelan K, in his brief address, said the department has designed “In-House training” to train the newly promoted AHMs/JEOs on the multiple aspects of office procedures, school management etc. before taking up their responsibilities.
He urged them to give their best every single day to secure a bright future for children. School education director, Wonthungo Tsopoe, also urged AHMs/JEOs to build good rapport with their colleagues, SMCs, parents, teachers and the society, to understand the problem and the ground reality. He said that the officers should be able to exercise their responsibilities in an efficient manner to build a better department. The three-day training would cover wide range of topics.

Resource persons include Dr. Zavise Rume, Prof. SCERT; Avelu Ruho, deputy project director NECTAR Project; Kelhikha Kenye, deputy project director Samagra Mission Nagaland; Andreas, under secretary government of Nagaland; G. Kevishe (Rtd) additional secretary; Longtsubo, assistant superintendent; Daniel Thong, senior lecturer SCERT, nodal officer of Vidyanjali 2.0 and Lhokuto, assistant superintendent. Earlier, the inaugural session was chaired by assistant director Kevitsiano Luho while assistant director Visetuono Angami invoked God’s blessing.
Altogether, 195 registered for the training programme, which will continue till March 17.


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