Community mobilization on RTE Act held

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Dimapur, June 11: The community mobilization and sensitization training on role and responsibilities of SMC, RTE Act 2009, Quality (learning outcome, PINDICS and others), social audit, account maintenance, record keeping and Shagunotsav, Mid-Day Meal (MDM), special training (OoSC), Shaala Shidi etc was conducted on June 11 at AMK Hall, Kohima.
Addressing the participants, State Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha, Kevileno Anagami said that the Government has constituted the school management committee (SMC) under Nagaland Communitization of Public Institutions and Service Act, 2002 at the village, ward, town and urban education for the purpose of the Nagaland right of children to get free and compulsory education. She said SMC was setup to monitor the working of the school, prepare and recommend school development plan and to monitor the utilization of the grants received from the Government and local authority or any other sources. She appreciated the SMC Rusoma Village under Kohima district for contributing their services not only with Government assistance but with their own innovative ideas for the improvement of the schools.
While highlighting on the role and responsibilities of SMC and RTE Act 2009, Associate Professor (Reader), SCERT, Thungchibemo Lotha said that universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) is a constitutional commitment to provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age group of 6 to 14 years school drop- out children are increasing every year at all the level due to different reason and urged the SMC , as a responsible member to let the enrolled in the school and to ensure that free and compulsory education are given to all the categories of children
The programme was chaired by Assistant District Co-ordinator DMA, SSA Kohima.
Mokokchung: Organized by the District Mission Authority, SSA, Mokokchung, community mobilization & training under Sub-Divisional Education Officer (SDEO), Mokokchung was held at Town Hall, Mokokchung on June 11.
Delivering the key note address, SDO (C), Mokokchung, Abhinav Shivam asked the gathering to be the agents of transformation. Saying that education is the key to transforming a society, Abhinav said “we need to educate ourselves if we need to transform our society”.
Stating that many students in government schools are from poor families, he asked the people involved in educating and molding these children to consider the child as their own. He reiterated that if we fail the child we are failing humanity and failing ourselves as humans for the way we care the children we are nurturing the society.
The programme was followed by technical session. Topics on Right to Education with specific reference to re-constitution of SMC/WEC, account maintenance & record keeping, inclusive education were presented during the first session. In the second session, topics on Midday Meal, learning outcome & NAS 2017, OoSC/residential hostel and UDISE & SDMIS were presented followed by discussion after both the session.
(Page News Service)