Nagaland joins first phase of NISHTHA exercise

Kevileno Angami addressing introductory session of Integrated mass teacher’s training programme in Kohima on January 28. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | January 28

Nagaland today joined the first phase of nationwide NISHTHA (National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers’ Holistic Advancement) programme by conducting integrated teacher’s training in different parts of the state.

NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for improving quality of school education through integrated teacher training.

In the state capital Kohima, a five day long Integrated mass teacher’s training programme commenced today at Christ King Higher Secondary School, P Khel, Kohima Village.

This is the 1st phase of training at primary level 1-V, which will continue till February 1.

The five day long programme will cover pedagogy of languages, pedagogy of mathematics, pedagogy of EVS, leadership module, learning outcomes and SBA in mathematics and science, preparation of classroom/learning plan,  social-personal qualities, inclusive education and POSCO Act, health and well being,  etc.

The resource persons will include Emilo Patton, Sukanya Paul, Peleno Peteneilhou, Yawao Konyak, Medonuo, Grace Yanthan, Bijano Murry, Aneile Nuh, Kenilo Semp, Vikedono Sesa, Kevileno and Edward Aley.

Kevileno call for efficient utilization of human resources
Addressing the introductory session, Kevileno Angami, State Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland said that this training programme is being held simultaneously across 11 district of the state.

She was hopeful that this NISHTHA programme will be beneficial to all the teachers and students and bring positive change in the education system in Nagaland.

She said that Nagaland is a state, rich in natural resources as well as human resources.

Although, she said, we are rich in natural resources, unless our human resources is developed, the rich natural resources which we have cannot not be utilized properly and we cannot become a developed state.

Stating that the percentage of the younger generation is more than the older people in Nagaland, she stressed on the need to nurture them well, make them employable and enable them to excel and contribute to the society.

“We have a big role to play here,” she said and urged upon the teachers to nurture the children to be responsible citizen.

If we are able to develop the human resources, then, definitely, we can bring about a brighter and developed Nagaland, she said.   

Stating that the department will be monitoring the outcome of the training, the mission director said” These trainings are being conducted not just for the sake for training. But we want this training to have impact in the classroom, impact on the children so that we will be able to bring a developed Nagaland.”

NISHTHA prog to cover 16, 872 teachers in Nagaland
Emilo Patton, deputy director school education NISHTHA State Resource Person (SRP) informed that NISHTHA is the world’s largest teachers training programme launched by Ministry of Human Resources Development on 21st August 2019.

“The idea of NISHTHA is to integrate all the stakeholders so that we work together as a team for the holistic development and to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning of the students,” Patton said.

She said that the entire training programme shall cover 16, 872 elementary teachers and head teachers in the state of Nagaland.

Patton said that NISHTHA seeks to train all school heads and teachers as first level counselors so that they can be alert and responsive to the needs of the students in addition to creation of learning culture, safe and stress free environment and promoting joyful learning.

“There is an urgent need for all of us to be deeply involved in students education and bring about change and development in our schools,” she said.

Earlier, Thongsenlo, Assistant District Co-ordinator DMA, SSA Kohima chaired the inaugural function while Dojü Khate, District Education Officer–cum-District Project Co-ordinator Samagra Shiksha Kohima delivered welcome address.

Dr. Bijano Murry, principal, Dr. Neilhouzhii Kire GHSS, NISHTHA State Resource Peron (SRP) made instruction of training module while Kedozo Yhokha, EBRC Co-ordinator Viswema proposed vote of thanks. 

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