Government of India, Government of Nagaland & the World Bank signed a USD 68 Million (~ INR 490 Crore) Project for improving the governance of schools across Nagaland. The program is called ‘Nagaland: Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project’.
- The project will also improve teaching practices and learning environments in select schools of Nagaland.
- Around 1, 50, 000 students & 20, 000 Teachers in the government education system in Nagaland will benefit from the reforms.
- The project will support Nagaland Government’s efforts to develop a strong education system in the state.
- C S Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of Government of India
- Shanavas C, Principal Director, Department of School Education on behalf of Government of Nagaland
- Junaid Ahmad, Country Director, India on behalf of the World Bank.
Mission of the Project:
- To improve Classroom instructions
- Create Opportunities for professional development of teachers
- Build Technology systems for providing students & teachers with access to both offline & online learning systems
- Better Monitoring of policies & Programs.
- The new approach will complement the existing conventional delivery models & will help in reducing the challenges posed by COVID-19.
- It will address the current challenges faced by Nagaland such as weak school infrastructure, lack of opportunities for professional development of teachers.
- COVID-19 has further increased the challenges faced by schools by creating stress & disruptions to Nagaland’s School Education System.
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