SMCs urged to focus on human resource development | MorungExpress

Our correspondent
Kohima | June 11

School Management Committees (SMCs) in Nagaland were urged today to focus on human resource development to build a vibrant and progressive society.

This was stated today by Kevileno Angami, State Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland, during the Community Mobilization and Awareness Training organized by the District Mission Authority (DMA). , SSA Kohima.

The program focused on topics such as the role and responsibilities of the School Management Committee (SMC), the RTE Act 2009, quality (learning outcomes, PINDICS and others), social audit, maintenance account, record keeping and Shagunotsav, midday meal (MDM), Special Training (OoSC), Shaala Shidi etc.

SMCs help build a vital bridge between community and school, playing the additional role of providing oversight in schools to ensure that all basic school requirements are met in accordance with the Right to Education 2009, said Angami.

She insisted that human resources must be placed in the right perspective for overall development and economic stability. She recalled the constitution of the Communalization of Nagaland Act 2002 in Nagaland to share responsibilities with communities in running institutions and services in various sectors including education.

She, however, lamented that the performance of some VECs was unsatisfactory and urged them to effectively exercise their roles and responsibilities to advance education. Angami further called on VECs and SMCs to share practical difficulties as well as good practices for improving the education system in the state.

She particularly commended the village of Rusoma in Kohima district for taking various measures themselves to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Out-of-school children

Speaking on the topic “Special Education (OoSC) and Learning Outcomes”, Thungchibemo Lotha, Associate Professor (Reader), SCERT Nagaland, said that there is a need for special education programs to integrate out-of-school children (OoSC).

He said the Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) is a constitutional commitment to provide free and compulsory education to all children in the age group of 6 to 14 years. As the nature of the OOSC is diverse, a variety of strategies will be needed to meet the educational needs of these children, he added.

He lamented that the number of children dropping out of school is high due to lack of parental support, poverty, overage, illness, migration, lack of habit of studying, repeated failures , etc

In this, he called on SMCs to take the necessary steps and link them (OoSC) to special education programs and enroll them in normal schools. The next stage of training is scheduled to take place on June 12 at Tseminyu Town Hall at 10:00 a.m.

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