Wokha, 17 March (MTNews): A five-day block-level training program aimed at enhancing the capabilities of government teachers in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and Foundation Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) was conducted from 12 to 16 March 2024 at the  Multi-Purpose Hall Sanis, Wokha.

Wokha Government teachers trained in early childhood education and foundation literacy

The five-day training aimed to familiarize teachers with the utilization of the handbook, supplemented by additional sessions on FLN (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) and the effective integration of worksheets and supplementary materials tailored for the foundational stage of education.

The primary goal of the training was to equip teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge about the Nagaland ECCE Curriculum, slated for implementation in all government schools starting from the academic session of 2024.

The program, organized for Educational Block Resource Centre (EBRC) in Sanis block, witnessed the participation of 46 enthusiastic teachers representing 21 schools. Led by resource persons Daisy ToT and Phyodemo, the training aimed to equip educators with modern methodologies and best practices in ECCE and FLN.

In his keynote address, ThungchioShitiri, Assistant Director of the Department of School Education, highlighted the significance of the training and its alignment with recent initiatives in ECCE and FLN. He emphasized the importance of quality early childhood education in laying a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

The event was graced by esteemed officials including Dr Bijano Murry, Joint Mission Director of Samagra Shiksha Kohima, Nagaland, and VeketuluVeyie, Senior Lecturer and State Resource Person of SCERT, Nagaland along with Mughato Swu, Program Manager, ChangeInkk. Their presence underscored the government’s commitment to promoting education excellence at grassroots levels.

Samuel Konyak, SDO (C) Sanis, extended his best wishes to the participants, encouraging them to make the most of the training opportunity. Raphael Zubonthung, SDEO, Sanis, also addressed the gathering, stressing the importance of continuous professional development for educators.

EBRC Coordinator Esther Kikon elucidated on the objectives of the training program, emphasizing its role in enhancing teaching effectiveness and student outcomes.

The success of the program reflects the collective dedication of all stakeholders towards improving the quality of education in the region. The knowledge and skills gained by the participating teachers are expected to positively impact classroom practices, ultimately benefiting the students.

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