Dimapur, January 28: A 5-day training for elementary teachers under National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) organised by DMA-Samagra Shiksha, Dimapur got underway at GHSS Dimapur on January 28.
Addressing the inaugural programme, DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi IAS said that NISHTHA is a national initiative for school head’s and teachers for their holistic development and to improve the outcome level at the elementary level.
Calling on to give individual attention to every child according their learning capacity and to work out the strategy accordingly, DC said that a teacher is a person who makes it simple for the children to understand. He also stressed on importance of hands-on activities by making models, learning through internet, taking a print out and explaining in the simplest way for better understanding and also called on the school heads to take the responsibility of how the school is learning and its outcome.
Reader, SCERT, Thungchibemo Lotha stated that NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for teachers and school heads at elementary stage which aims to train around 42 lakh teachers all over the country. He said that the teachers will be oriented on and develop their skills on various aspects related to learning outcomes, competency based learning and testing, learner-centered pedagogy, school safety and security. Lotha also highlighted the main expected outcomes from NISHTHA.
Kiphire: Inaugural programme of the five days teachers training was held at GHSS Kiphire tday.
Sr. SDEO Kiphire, N. Lisumo Ezung stated that the training is mandatory for all elementary and primary teachers and urged all the teachers to take the training seriously.
Resource person, Lirila stated that the absentee teachers will have to go and take the training in the SCERT, Kohima.
Tuensang: Five days training programme for elementary teachers on NISHTHA started today at GHSS Tuensang.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant said he will personally monitor the five days training and will have an interaction with the teacher trainee at the end. Encouraging the trainees to become a part of the chain reaction of the training he stated, “This chain must go on and the learning must go on. Today the world is changing in such a speed that to cope up with that speed and to reduce the stress induced because of it can only be done through training.”
Earlier, in the keynote address L. Kikayangnok Lkr, DEO Tuensang highlighted about NISHTHA which is an activity based teaching learning process. (Page News Service)