NSA holds meet with ANPSA

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Dimapur, June 18: The Naga Scholars’ Association and representatives of the All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA) had a joint initiative on June 17 in Dimapur. The main concern of the meeting was to identify the challenges in the school education system in Nagaland and to address those challenges towards improving the system in the state.
A NSA release said some of the challenges pertain to the step-motherly treatment meted to the private schools by the higher authorities concerned in the policy and implementation levels. The issues range from non-representation of the private schools in the policy and decision making by the state authorities concerned and the difficulty in the implementation of the policy decisions relating to such areas as the three language formula and curriculum.
The other main concern is the nature of syllabi which has not taken into consideration the important aspects of contextualisation and skill-based vocational education. The importance of curriculum in the Naga context would include the incorporation of Naga identity, culture, and history on the one hand and the need for parity of standardized curriculum to compete with the counterpart students in India.
In the process, the students would be equipped to understand one’s own society along with the necessary knowledge and skill to respond to varied life challenges leading to successful life, the release said. (Page News Service)