Orientation for secondary maths teachers underway


Dimapur, September 12: A 3-day orientation programme of Secondary Mathematics teachers is currently underway at Imagine Nagaland Hall, Administrative Training Institute, Kohima. The programme is being conducted from September 12 to 14 by the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) in collaboration with the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
Two resource persons from NCERT, Professor DESM, Dr. A.K. Wazalwar and Associate Professor DESM, Dr. T. P. Sarma intends to connect and discuss with the mathematics teachers on how to bring an improvement in Mathematics learning in the classroom.
Speaking in the programme, Principal Secretary, School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John lamented that many students look upon Mathematics subject as tough or hard, and urged the teachers to demystify this notion. He requested the teachers present to do their best in creating interest in the students about the study of Mathematics. He called upon the teachers to use the inputs and experience gained from the orientation programme to raise the level of students’ understanding of Mathematical concepts.
Dr. A.K. Wazalwar, in his short speech, said that improvement of mathematics study is one of the most widely talked topic not only in India but across the world. He said the NCERT is trying its best on how to improve in this area.
In the inaugural function chaired by Iluheing Nsarangbe, Sr. Academic Officer, chairman NBSE, Asano Sekhose emphasized the importance of mathematics study. She called upon the teachers to give their best in ensuring that students get conceptual clarity and correct procedures of learning Mathematics.
The NBSE in its endeavour to support and equip the students with the information on par with the rest of the country have introduced NCERT textbooks of Class XI (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) and Science & Mathematics in Class IX with effect from this academic year. Similarly, next year, NCERT textbooks for the above subjects shall be used in Classes X & XII too.
(Page News Service)