Thursday, July 25, 2024

Kesiezie stresses on school counseling for betterment of students

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Kohima, September 20: School counselling, though very important for students, has been neglected for too long because of which students continue to suffer in different forms, said retired director of State Council for Education and Research (SCERT) Nagaland, Vipralhou Kesiezie.
Interacting with media-persons on the sidelines of a two-day counseling seminar for trainees of the one year diploma in school counseling (2022-23 Batch) at SCERT here today, Kesiezie said School Counselling is very important but due to its absence in the Naga society, the children continue to suffer throughout their life as they don’t have anybody to share their problems.
“Since the Nagas are not used to availing such services, even the parents do not feel comfortable to discuss problems of the children and therefore children continue to suffer their entire life,” he said.
Saying that it is very timely that SCERT is conducting such seminars and training, he expressed optimism that once counseling service is introduced in the schools, many children will come forward to share their problems and open up their suppressed mind.
The teachers will be able to address the emotional and psychological problems, or even do referral service to professional counselors, he hoped.
Earlier, in his address during the inaugural programme of the seminar, Kesiezie said the problems faced today by the students are multi-faceted in nature and range from simple emotional to the most complicated ones.
The problems are between the good and the devil and more of spiritual than physical, he said while calling upon the teachers to be aware about the problems emerging in the society.
Saying that teachers will be dealing with all kinds of children, he stressed that children should be given good memories in early childhood to mould them as a good citizen in the future.
Professor SCERT and President of Nagaland Education Association, Dr Zavise Rume informed that recently MoU has been signed with the St. Joseph University Dimapur for undergraduate and degree courses in Counselling & Psychology.
The two-day counseling seminar for trainees of the one year diploma in school counseling (2022-23 Batch) is sponsored by Samagra Shiksha Nagaland is being held at SIEMAT Hall, SCERT Nagaland here.
(Page News Service)