The Nagaland State Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT) expressed serious concern that the Naga society was focusing too much on examination and evaluation without testing the understanding of students and promoting them to the next level of studies.
Speaking at the National Education Day celebration at Ura Academy in Kohima on Saturday, SCERT director T Sekhose urged the educationists to deliberate and decide what is best for the state’s education system. He said they can do so by re-learning and doing away with what is not applicable.
Highlighting some initiatives introduced in the school syllabus, underscored the need for all the stakeholders to come together and be partners in assessing, sharing of concept towards establishing a robust education system for quality education in the state.
The National Education Day is celebrated on November 11 every year but with the date falling on a Sunday this year, the event was observed on Saturday in Kohima. The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of Independent India.
In his keynote address, NEA president Dr Zavise Rume observed that Nagaland today is in dire need of professional educationists, education specialists and experts to deal with the system, as professionalism is a rapidly growing phenomenon.
In his view, education has become a subject that is “loosely handled by anybody”. He expressed concern that the people at large have failed to realise the complexities of the subject, which deals with human growth and development of individuals.
He noted that Nagaland has many educationists but they are all scattered and do not belong to any professional organisation.
Rume stressed that all the educationists, educators and teachers in the state must unite on a single platform while calling for a clear state policy on education led by law.