DC Dimapur welcomes report put out by School Edu Advisor

DC Dimapur Sachin Jaiswal (third from left) along with the four awardees during the teacher’s day celebration at Don Bosco HSS, Dimapur on September 5. (Morung Photo)

DC Dimapur Sachin Jaiswal (third from left) along with the four awardees during the teacher’s day celebration at Don Bosco HSS, Dimapur on September 5. (Morung Photo)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 5

While noting that the current school education scenario is not a good situation, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Sachin Jaiswal welcomed the recent report put out by the Advisor for School Education & SCERT, Dr Kekhrie Yhome highlighting the underlying problems within the department. “I think it is good to call a spade a spade and identity where things are going wrong,” he said. 

The DC made the remarks during the Dimapur district common teacher’s day celebration organised by the District Education Office, Dimapur at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School on September 5. 

He also approved the initiative made to check proxy teachers through the teachers’ attendance monitoring system (TAMS) in all the districts. “Teaching is a serious profession, it is not like any other 9-5 job,” he added. 

The education scenario has been undergoing several changes in the last few years, the DC viewed. With the introduction of the New Education Policy, Jaiswal mentioned that it was crucial for teachers to teach vocational studies and skill training which has become all the more necessary.

New avenues provided through the help of social media platforms should also be looked into and encouraged. No particular vocation should be looked down upon by the students’ families and society so long as they’re doing something useful and contributing in a positive manner, he mentioned. 

The DC noted how the level of progress of a society is a reflection of the teachings, beliefs and knowledge being inculcated by teachers to their students from a tender age. Every individual person has been moulded by a teacher who has left an indelible mark on their life.  

They also play a crucial in a democratic system of the country as during elections, the teachers are the ones at the frontlines on polling day as well as while conducting census exercise as well, he added. “Our teachers have played an immense role in all these aspects,” he stated.

The Covid-19 pandemic was also a new challenge where the teachers had risen up to the task of conducting online classes which hadn’t been done widely before in the past, the DC noted. There will always be such challenges ahead and I’m sure the teachers are ready to face up to them if it does arise, he remarked.  

During the programme, Viliholi Achumi, Vice Principal, GHSS Dimapur spoke on ‘Significance of Teacher’s day. She viewed that it is true it is a challenging duty and “in spite of all these we have to prove we are worthy of appreciation; while creating access for our children not only in knowledge but building connections with each of them.” 

“This teacher’s day, let us look forward and backward, to bridge the gap between where we are today and where we want our students to be in the future,” she said. 

Four teachers from Dimapur were conferred awards by the DC as well. These included, Zasekhoyi Ringa (PGT Economics) from GHSS Dimapur, Bendangsenla (Primary teacher) from GPS Lengrijan, Suingau Poireng (Assistant teacher) from St Stephen’s HSS and Loli Heni (PGT) from Living Stone Foundation International.