Dimapur, August 24: Unity College of Teacher Education organized a 2-day national seminar on “Issues and challenges in teacher education” on August 23&24 with a view to address the issues and challenges before teacher education institutions and agencies.
The objective of the seminar was to bring scholars, faculties and institution on a common platform to share their ideas, information and experiences on various aspects of education. The programme was begun with a welcome address from the Principal, Unity College of Teacher Education, Dr T YolilaSangtam.
Prof. Gayatree Goswami, Department of Education, Guwahati University, in her inaugural address, brought out the essence of teaching, which should be a passion and not just a job for the teachers.
Special guest Prof. N Das, Dean, School of Humanities and Education and Head in-charge, Department of Teacher Education, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus called for the need of more colleges of teacher education in Nagaland to solve the problem of about 14,000 untrained teachers serving in the State.
Dr Vijaykumar R, Regional Director, Northern Regional Committee, National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) New Delhi, in his key note address, discussed some of the ongoing issues and challenges in teacher education, namely lack of proper infrastructure and facilities, lack of internship motivation, lack of quality teacher educators which is the hallmark of teacher education, and lapses on the part of the institution to strictly administer as per the norms and regulation of NCTE.
Dr Vijaykumar R also stated that in near future, the diploma course is likely to be removed and B.A with B. Ed will become mandatory qualification for a teacher.
The seminar culminated with the valedictory programme and presentation to the 28 paper presenters followed by feedback from the participants.
(Page News Service)