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Nagaland’s Class 8 students faced obstacles to learning in the pandemic: NAS 2021

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MAY 28: An alarming 99% of Class 8 students in Nagaland, who participated in the National Achievement Survey (NAS) of 2021, faced obstacles to learning in the pandemic.
Conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), under the Union Ministry of Education, the survey covered 28,995 students of Class 3, 5, 8 and 10, 920 schools and 5,507 teachers in the State.
Among Class 8 students, 98% experienced worry, anxiety and fear in the pandemic. And 52% of them had no digital device at home to facilitate their online education in the pandemic.
Unsurprisingly, 97% students of this category preferred going to school and 52% of them “use home language as medium of instruction in the class”.
In the report card for this class, 20% of teachers said that they were overloaded with work; another 42% of teachers responded saying their school buildings need major repair.
Among Class 3 students in Nagaland, 37% encountered obstacles to learning in the pandemic and 39% were without digital device at home.
Here, 39% experienced worry, anxiety and fear in the pandemic; 97% preferred going to school and 56% used home language as medium of instruction in the class.
Among teachers, 25% said they were overloaded with work and 44% felt their school buildings needed major repair.
Thirty-five percent of Class 5 students faced obstacles to learning in the pandemic and were without digital device at home. Almost half of the students (49%) experienced worry, anxiety and fear in the pandemic.
Here also, 97% preferred going to school and 60% used home language as medium of instruction in the class.
Among teachers, 20% said they were overloaded with work and 47% said their buildings needed major repair.
The percentage of Class 10 students facing obstacles to learning in the pandemic was comparatively lower than the other categories: 22%.
Twenty-one percent were without digital device at home and 62% experienced worry, anxiety and fear in the pandemic.
Among teachers, 24% said their work was overloaded and 38% shared that their schools buildings were in need of major repair.
Inclusive education
In all the four Classes, not more than 77% of Children with Special Needs (CWSN) said they got facilities from the school: 71% in Class 3, 77% in Class 5; 77% in Class 8; and 76% in Class 10.
Also, as per the survey, the State’s literacy rate is 79.59% and the child sex ratio (0-6 years) is 943 girls per 1000 boys.
(Page News Service)

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