Kohima, July 3: The 1st Nagaland Government School Teachers Conference organised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), School Education, Nagaland Board of School Education, Rashtriya Madhyanik Shiksha Abhiyan and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan got under way at Nagaland Baptist Church Council Convention Centre, here.
The parliamentary secretary, school education, Yitachu, attended the inaugural function as chief guest and also inaugurated a publication stall put up by School Education SCERT and NBSE.
Yitachu spoke of the need to restructure the education department and rationalise teachers in various schools of the state.
Observing that teaching has become one of the most complicated jobs today, the parliamentary secretary said we should remember our history and culture as well.
“Learning should be made available to every child who has a desire to learn in our state. Right to Education is a legislative intention but if quality education is not provided, the Right to Education is defeated,” he said.
He said the state government would take action against bogus teachers and asked the delegates to spread the message far and wide to eradicate such practices.
He appreciated the teachers who have taken up an extra step forward in the arena of education in the state.
Delivering the keynote address, the director, SCERT, Vipralhou Kesiezie, termed the occasion a historic moment.He said in the past 50 years of statehood, this was the first state-level conference organised for Nagaland government school teachers.
He said the objective of the conference was to provide a platform for teachers to learn, interact and share experiences, to empower the teachers, boost their confidence and instil accountability, to deliberate on how teachers can build on their strengths and contributed towards quality education.
He was hopeful that the outcome of the discussions during the conference on various topics would impact policy making.
Altogether 713 teachers representing all the districts are participating in the conference.