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SCTE conducts webinar on equitable learning

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Kohima, August 18: A webinar on “Equitable Learning for All: Inclusion in NEP 2020” was organized by the State College of Teacher Education (SCTE) Kohima on August 17.

SCTE said the webinar was organized to understand the nuances of inclusion and its implementation through discussion and constructive deliberation.
Department of Education, Nagaland University, Kohima Campus, Professor Buno Liegise highlighted that the main crux of NEP 2020 was holistic and multidisciplinary, equitable and inclusive. She dwelt on how every sector needs to plan for the implementation of the policy.
Acknowledging the emergence of class groups both in rural and urban areas of Nagaland such as 3rd gender and children with special needs, Liegise implored that a roadmap of quality education can be drawn from the policy for implementation through the help of NEP 2020.
Describing the North East as ‘Mini-India’ which has diversities in the form of culture, traditions, value system etc. she stressed on the need to recognize the aspirations of every section of the community.
Resource person of the webinar, Professor of Education at Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Dr. Ranjani Ranjan Singh said “NEP 2020 proposes a complete metamorphosis of our Educational system.” He also stressed on the need to make education universal and accessible for all.

With the intent to make the education system inclusive, Singh opined that educational institutes should promote cross cultural dynamics and also all the educational bodies like RCE, NCTE, DIET and SCERT should work in collaboration and not promote segregation.
He also pointed out the need to bridge the gap regarding the disparities that exist for the disadvantaged groups in the society when it comes to accessing education.
Inclusive curriculum, change in admission process, infrastructural accessibility to educational institutions for all types of disabilities and inclusive evaluation system are some ways to make the education system inclusive, he added.
He also urged all the academicians to be aware of provisions given in Right to Persons with Disability Act 2016 (RPWD Act) as the policy is aligned with NEP 2020 in relation to inclusion and equity.
(Page News Service)

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