SHILLONG, Oct 11: Teachers from the eight North East states of India will soon be given an opportunity to hone their teaching skills through a 2 – phase project under the supervision of trainers from the British Council.
This opportunity has come about after an MOU was inked between the North Eastern Council and the British Council on Thursday. Trainers from the British Council will be imparting training to 100 teachers each from each states in the North East.
“An MoU was signed at the NEC secretariat here between the British Council and the NEC for imparting training to English, Maths and Science teachers in the region with an aim to improve the overall quality of teaching and imparting education in remote schools,” NEC human resources development director Siile Anthony said.
He said the training will be for primary and secondary school teachers of government and private schools, the identification which will be done by the respective state governments.
In the first phase which will begin from November 1, 100 teachers from each states will begin training and the best 50 will be further trained to become master trainers.
Anthony said the master trainers will then go to remote blocks and begin imparting similar training to the other teachers in the region.
The second phase of the training program will begin from April 2019, he said.
At the signing event today, except for representatives from Tripura government, all state governments had their representatives witnessing the event.
According to the NEC official, the NEC has projected an expenditure of Rs 4.66 crore for logistics, food and lodging while for the state government will provide with training infrastructure.