NISHTHA third phase kicks off in various districts

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/10/2020 10:44:39 PM IST

Third phase of National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) started off from March 10 in various districts of Nagaland. Training is for elementary teachers, organized by Samagra Shiksha, district mission authority. 

MGHSS Mokokchung: Inaugural programme for NISHTHA was held, Tuesday, at the Mayangnokcha Government Higher Secondary School (MGHSS) auditorium with 687 teachers in attendance. While addressing the gathering, district education officer (DEO), Renchumi Kikon urged upon the teaching community to be part of the noblest profession, where one has the opportunity to mould and nurture the future generation. She asked them to “fall in love with their teaching profession”, in order to create a “conducive atmosphere”, for an effective teaching.

Renchumi Kikon, further appealed upon the teaching community to tap the hidden talents in their pupils with patience, to uplift qualified sons and daughters of the soil. She also urged them not to be a promoter of “proxy teachers”, which has a gross negative impact upon the education system. Earlier, the key note address was delivered by state resource person, Nungshikaba while the programme was chaired by EBRC Watiyim, ToT, Chubarenla. (Correspondent)

HCHSS Dimapur: NISHTHA 3rd phase training started in Dimapur on March 10. Altogether 1026 teachers under Dimapur district are attending the training programme at Holy Cross Higher Secondary School (HCHSS) Dimapur imparted by resource persons.

DNKGHSS Seikhazou, Kohima: At Dr. Neilhouzhii Kire Government Higher Secondary School (DNKGHSS) Seikhazou Kohima. Thongsenlo, assistant district coordinator Samagra Shiksha Kohima welcomed the teacher trainees, introduced state resource persons (SRPs), key resource persons (KRPs) and briefed on compulsory pre-test and post-test, group division, maintenance of cleanliness and personal hygiene in view of the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19). NISHTHA aims to enhance capacities among all the teachers and head of schools, motivating and equipping teachers to develop critical thinking in students.

A press release from ToT, SSK media desk stated that, delivering keynote address Kenilo Semp, senior DIET lecturer reiterated that aim of NISHTHA was to improve learning outcomes at elementary stage through integrated teacher training programme. He also mentioned that the five-day training will make use of twelve (12) modules to focus on pedagogy of subjects such as languages, mathematics, science and social science apart from leadership, social-personal qualities and POCSO ACT, health and well-being. Four hundred sixty two (462) teachers have been shortlisted for the third phase of NISHTHA training.

GMS Zunheboto: At Government Middle School (GMS) Old Town Colony, Zunheboto, assistant mission director Liyalo Apon was special guest at the inaugural function on March 10. 

According to DIPR report, Liyalo Apon briefed the trainees over the details of the scheme, aims and objectives and deliberated that the initiative was an integrated teachers training programme of the department of School Education and Literacy, ministry of HRD. The programme aims to build the capacities of around 42 lakhs participants covering all teachers and heads of the government schools.

Earlier, at the inaugural programme, Nihoshe Zhimomi (SRG) and DEO Zunheboto Lichumthung Lotha delivered the keynote address and closing remarks respectively. The function saw a targeted attendance of 470 trainees and resource persons which was chaired by ADC (SSA) Ahito P Yeptho. 


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