Dimapur, February 25: Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS today launched “Teacher’s Dairy” in a programme organized by Department of School Education at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima.
Speaking at the launching programme, Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy congratulated the leadership of the education department for having come out with the idea of Teacher’s diary, and hoped that it will be put to good use not only in monitoring but motivating teachers to work hard.
He mentioned that teaching is a profession that is tagged with being the noblest profession, responsible for the future of entire generation.
Toy remarked that some of the best teachers are in Nagaland but the majority are worse and “it is time we have to come to terms with reality and become clinical.” He urged the department to be more clinical in our approach whether it be dealing in rationalization of schools or teachers or other activities and see that all these efforts are paying off.
He further stated that the world is changing and “if we do not change with the rest of the world we will be left apart, as one cannot expect the world to change by itself unless we change by putting in our dedication and hard work.”
He also added that no rules and regulations can ensure that we put in our best if teachers are only concerned about their rights and benefits. Therefore he informed the department to tell the teachers either to perform or perish, as there is no room for complacency and indiscipline.
Principal Secretary, School Education, Menukhol John, in his key note address pointed that these Teacher’s diary is not meant to be a check on the attendance of the teachers alone but also to help in improving their teaching skills and assessment. He added that, teacher’s diary is a small step for teachers to reassess what they have done in the classroom, what they intend to do in the classroom and who are the students they are teaching and how do they perform.
John further mentioned that the department’s motto is to give quality education and henceforth urged the teachers to take their teaching profession seriously as at the end, teachers are the stewards in making someone’s life for tomorrow. He added that the department is constantly on their toes to see the improvement in the coming years.
Welcome note was given by Principal Director, Shanavas C, IAS while vote of thanks was delivered by Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha, Kevileno Angami. (Page News Service)