Jorhat, May 15: The Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan will impart a three-day residential training for teachers of secondary schools across the state to help them guide slow learners of Class IX.
The teachers’ effectiveness training, under a programme named Special Teaching for Learning Enhancement For Slow Learners, will be conducted in a phased manner for all the districts within a short period of time.
The venue of the training will be Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan sources in Dispur told The Telegraph that the programme has been planned to help those Class IX students whose power to grasp lessons in class has been found to be lower than other students and need special classes to prepare for the HSLC examinations.
Experts, who have framed the training capsule, will cover subjects like mathematics, English and science since these are three subjects most students find difficulty to cope with.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan mission director Jayanta Narlikar in a letter asked inspectors of schools in all districts to nominate the headmaster or a senior teacher of a secondary school (all fully government and provincialised schools), with reasonable experience in teaching and interest to deal with slow learners in their respective schools. Altogether 2,607 teachers from across the state will take the special training in 25 batches and the programme is expected to be over by September this year.
The trained teachers will then take special classes during holidays or after school. They could also train other teachers at their school to help slow learners.
The letter said the trained teachers would coordinate with their respective school management and development committee regarding the extra classes.
Inspector of schools (Jorhat) Kamal Jyoti Gogoi said his office has asked all secondary schools in the district to make a list of Class IX students who might need to attend extra classes.