24 graduates in school counselling

24 graduates in school counselling
Toshi Wungtung and senior officials along with graduates at Kohima, Saturday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 1 (NPN): | Publish Date: 6/2/2019 12:00:00 AM IST

As Nagaland became the first state in the country to introduce nine months diploma in school counselling, 24 trainees graduated as first batch of the course.

A graduation ceremony and induction of the second batch was held Saturday at the conference hall SEMAT with advisor IPR, SCERT and Home Guards as the guest of honour, Toshi Wungtung organised by State Council of Education Research & Training (SCERT) Nagaland.
Wungtung in his address congratulated the graduates and exuded confidence that the project would contribute to a larger and brighter future in Naga society. He was positive that the school counselling course will contribute in policy making in government and also take the society forward in the field of education.  
Advisor pointed out that the word “quality education” has become a slogan or just a spoken word but education should not merely be imparting knowledge or to get job but one should be focused to take the students beyond school, office room.
Asserting that the graduates are scientific sub-ordinates to the institution, parents and society, Wungtung said counselling should have an integrated approach as it dealt with values, character, personality, performances and looking beyond exams and academia.
He reminded that as counsellors, the graduates must be cautious, focused and to be alert, asserting that graduates were responsible to take the people, family and society at large forward with systematic, disciplined and cumulative approach.
Wungtung urged the graduating teachers to bring inner-self and reform and structure the students for a better society and future.
Principal secretary School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John congratulated the graduating trainees and also welcomed the second batch trainees.
Associate professor and nodal officer guidance & counselling cell, SCERT, Dr Zavise Rume said Nagaland being the first state to introduce the course, there were many other states wishing to adopt the state method of school counselling.
Altogether 24 students graduated in the 1st batch and 46 new students were inducted for the course. The advisor also administered oath taking to the graduates, to be faithful to their profession. Director SCERT, T. Sekhose delivered the opening remark. 

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