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Seminar for teachers held in Kohima

Seminar for teachers held in Kohima
Dr. Watijungshi speaking at the program on April 5. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/5/2019 11:40:18 AM IST

A seminar on the theme ‘Teachers: Transformational leaders’ was held at State College of Teacher Education (SCTE) multipurpose hall Kohima on April 5. 

According to DIPR, the seminar was jointly organized by SCTE Kohima along with M.Ed 4th semester and IQSC, to enable teachers to become more efficient, effective and to bring a shift in their role to be proactive and innovative in the school and society.

Speaking at the seminar, additional director, Dr. Watijungshi said that the nation was going through a tremendous educational reformation through the introduction of many new methodologies and research findings that are bringing many new changes in the educational system. 

He said that the National Eligibility Test (NET) and Academic & Administrative Audit (AAA), the two quality assessment methodology introduced by UGC in all the colleges, have bought about new changes in the quality of education in Nagaland. He also lauded the SCTE for being one of the best performing colleges and also for imparting quality education.

Speaking about the equality of education in Nagaland he said that all the 15 government and 44 private colleges should get equal opportunities. Infrastructure does not matter, according to Dr. Watijungshi, as long as the colleges produce quality students. He also remarked that females were dominating the educational field and doing much better in Nagaland. 

M. Ed students are teachers of teachers, he added, who play an important role in transforming teachers to become leaders not only in the classrooms but for society and the Church.

Dr. Bendangyapangla, faculty in-charge, M. Ed, in her welcome address said that the college has completed five years and is moving forward towards permanent affiliation with Nagaland University this year. She also mentioned that the college was the first college in Nagaland to introduce PG courses and the M. Ed program is a professional program which has been visualized to prepare personnel who can work as policy makers in education, curriculum specialists and also administrators and leaders.

The seminar was conducted for students to experience academia and get hands on training on leadership where they could learn the qualities it takes to become leaders. She further remarked that as the concept of leadership changes from generation to generation, and in the 21st century, students should base their leadership on teamwork and flexibility.

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