Dimapur, September 16: The Development Forum (Education Sector) of Noklak District has resolved to come up with an Education Vision Document 2030 for the District keeping in view the evolving perspectives of the New Education Policy.
The final draft document is expected to be ready by September end and will be available for comments from public and experts from the field of education.
This was decided in a meeting of the forum on September 15 in the Noklak DC’s office under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Noklak, Reny Wilfred, IAS.
The forum discussed the “District Vision Document for quality education for all” and to improve the quality of education in the District with a vision to have cent percent pass in class 10 and 12 in Government schools and to improve quality education at the village level with focus on preschool and preliminary education to set the foundation.
The forum discussed on improving pre-school and primary education, integrating basic life skills at the school level, integrating Anganwadi, village health nutrition day, Sakhi One Stop Centre, Mahila Shakti Kendra, Nehru Yuva Kendra with the school education system to improve health, nutrition and hygiene among children and parents, and also about tackling proxy teacher issue to improve village level education while considering the humanitarian side of the issue.
Improving Maths and Science education at school level with adoption of technology and new pedagogical methods were also a focus area of the discussion.
Outlines of a search, verification and implementation committee were deliberated for adopting strategies, exemplary extracurricular activities and technology based educational possibilities for improving science and maths education. Leadership training for teachers and students and soft skill training through utilization of programme under NYK and potentials of Mobile Lab and ATAL Tinkering Lab to spurt interest in school kids were submitted by forum members for moulding younger generation with leadership skills and competency to approach real life problem in a pragmatic way.
One of the main highlights of the discussion was to come up with a quarterly format to submit a progress report to State level through DPDB on various education quality improvement parameters and infrastructure.
The forum also discussed issue relating to lack of basic school infrastructures, teachers accommodation, class 9 dropout rate, measures to improve village level enrolment of pre-matric and post-matric scholarship, and the need of more tribal residential schools and hostels in the rural areas.
To address the problem of no network connectivity in most of the villages in the District, a proposal was made to start a campaign for mobilization of community participation through good will donation of Smart TVs and laptops for villages that are cut off from data connectivity and are not in a position to garner the benefits of online education.
(Page News Service)