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GoI, World bank sign USD 68 Million Project for Improving Education in Nagaland

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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.

Signatories:

  • 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.

Key Points:

  • 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.

Recent Related News:

i.On December 15, 2020 the World Bank has approved 4 India projects worth over $800 million. The projects will support a range of development initiatives that supports the efforts of India to rebuild itself by creating a sustainable and resilient economy.

About Nagaland:

Capital – Kohima
Governor – RN Ravi

About World Bank:

HeadQuarters– Washington, DC, New York, United States(US)
President – David Malpass
Founded– 1944
Member Countries– 189 (including India)