Kohima, September 12: A multi-skill foundation course was inaugurated at TM Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima today. Director, School Education, Wongthungo Tsope inaugurated the course in presence of school faculty, students and officials from the Department of School Education. The course is centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) of vocationalisation of secondary & higher secondary school education under the initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, the Department of School Education in partnership with “Lend A Hand India” to provide project management and technical support to implement Vocational Education in Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools in the State. This vocational education was launched in June this year.
In order to achieve the objective, Lend A Hand India has taken up four schools in the State, namely in Kohima Dr. Neilhouzhu Kire Government Higher Secondary School and Thinuovicha Memorial Government Higher Secondary School HSS, and in Dimapur, Diphupar-A Government Higher Secodary School and Purana Bazaar
Government Higher Secondary School for implementing Multi-Skill Foundation Course (MSFC), which will serve as a role model for other schools in state. This initiative had been collaborated with YouthNet as training partner.
Wonthungo said education is an all-round development and that education is not only on textual education, but to develop and take up seriously in skill development. He urged the students to start from the bottom to take forward the subjects on skill development, taking the opportunity of the implementation of the Multi-Skill Foundation Course and asked the students to uphold ‘dignity of labour’ to promote skill development in the state.
Pravin Yadav, Project Officer ‘Lend A Hand India’ said that Multi Skill Foundation Course introduced the 9 and 10 grades students to the World of Work, not forcing them to make a choice of a particular trade and skill at the beginning of the Grade 9. “It provides them practical exposure to various skills like electrical wiring, gardening and agriculture, healthcare, food processing, welding, carpentry, plumbing, renewable energy” he added. It also provides a solid foundation of work preparedness for the students at the age of 14-16 years to advance to higher levels.
State mission director Rashtriya Madhyamik shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Limawabang Aier said that five more schools in Peren, Kiphire, Phek and Dimapur districts have been approved under vocational education in 2018-2019 on Multi skill Foundation course.
Trainer Lend A Hand India, Yanger Imsong said that students were showing their interests and that they have diverse topics from Carpenter, Basic Mechanical trilling, electrician engineering etc. (Page News Service)