As part of Goal 4 of the Nagaland SDG Vision 2030, the state aims to create an education system that is more accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of diverse groups of children and youth. (Morung file photo by Moses Hongang | For representation only)
Nagaland SDG Vision 2030 aims for a 100% literacy and school enrollment rate
Kohima | 22 august
The Nagaland Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Vision 2030 in its Goal 4 on Quality Education stated that it would focus on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting educational opportunities. lifelong learning for all.
By 2030, it aims to eliminate gender and other disparities at all levels of education and to ensure equal access to affordable and quality education and vocational training for all.
Targets for 2030 include a literacy rate of 100 percent, an enrollment rate of 100 percent in primary education, a dropout rate of zero or close to 0 percent, a pass rate of 100 percent or nearly 100 percent for primary education and a 100 percent enrollment rate for children with special needs.
Strategies for success
The vision statement indicates that the focus is on creating an education system that is more accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of diverse groups of children and youth.
The goal is to build a state where students love to learn and teachers love to teach, he said.
By improving opportunities for skills development, employability and entrepreneurship and enhancing skills for life and work, Nagaland will benefit from a population with increased skill capacity, better able to embrace modern economy through various strategies.
Strengthening of Anganwadis, early childhood education
The midday meal menu provided at Anganwadis conforms to Center guidelines and is not locally aligned with the taste buds of the state’s population, he said.
Therefore, there is an urgent need to customize the Anganwadi menu to meet local tastes and incorporate locally available agricultural products. In addition, Anganwadis and schools aim to have a strong coordinating communication channel that will help improve learning outcomes while ensuring a smooth movement of Anganwadi students to primary schools.
The state government also plans to immediately give due importance to unclassified / A and B nurseries which are not covered by the RTE Act of 2009.
The school education directorate has proposed to set up early childhood education between 2020 and 2030 where teachers with diplomas in early childhood education (D.DI.Ed) will be hired.
For this, two additional classrooms as well as play requirements and teaching materials (TLM) will be needed in the 1,069 public primary schools.
Improvement of infrastructure
The government will focus on modernizing infrastructure for the benefit of teachers and students.
Currently, there is no HRDC present in the state; the aim is to establish a state-level HRDC in collaboration with the University of Nagaland (UN) to provide orientation and refresher courses.
The state government aims to modernize infrastructure for all levels of education. For example, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has identified infrastructure deficiencies in existing technical / polytechnic institutions.
The technical education department plans to upgrade, improve the infrastructure of all deficiencies encountered by technical institutions during the period 2020-2030.
The vision statement indicated that digitization efforts have been planned at all levels – academic, graduate and technical.
At the level of school education, digitization efforts are suggested from the point of view of pupils and teachers.
The goal, according to the vision statement, is to have smart classrooms in 110 public middle schools and 110 public high schools (five schools in each district) between 2020 and 2030.
The Ministry of School Education plans to implement smart classrooms in all public middle and high schools with infrastructure.
For government upper secondary schools, the goal is to introduce online classrooms and ICTs in all GHSSs in Nagaland by 2030.
The assignment of mathematics and science teachers will be done on time and the aim is also to ensure that the teaching materials are delivered to the school before the academic sessions in January-February.
At the level of technical education, from 2020-2022, the Directorate of Technical Education plans to implement digital libraries and smart classrooms in the six polytechnic technical education institutes.
The objective is to turn all technical training into educational establishments focused on IT.
Strengthening higher and technical education
From 2020 to 2030, the state government will work on the Industry-Institute Interaction Project in which it will revise existing curricula to meet market / industry requirements to provide graduate students with locally relevant opportunities.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the industry.
As part of the Entrepreneurship Development Program, technical education institutions aim to provide students with courses for self-employment.
Between 2020 and 2030, the state government plans to conduct skills building activities in the 6 polytechnics by inviting successful entrepreneurs to provide exposure to students.
Under the National Accreditation Council, from 2020 to 2030 (first phase) and 2024-2027 (second phase), the state government will focus on identifying weaknesses and strengths and identify and take action to improve programs within the mandate of quality education. set by AICTE through the accreditation of existing institutions.