In pursuant to the goal of National Education Policy 2020 to reach out to 50% of the learners, the Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) will introduce vocational education from Classes 9-12 from 2022 academic session in a phased manner.

The vocational course will begin with Class 9.

Vocational education will be an optional subject in Classes 9 and 10 and an elective subject in Classes 11 & 12.

The competency-based curriculum and syllabus for vocational education for Classes 9-12 has been adopted from the curriculum and syllabus developed by the Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal.

In this regard, the NBSE has urged the registered schools to come forward in introducing vocational education in their schools to nurture the skill requirements of the learners.

The application form for the introduction of vocational education has been uploaded in the portal www.nbsenl.edu.in in the forms section. All necessary instructions are appended in the form itself, the board said on Saturday.

The courses to be introduced are domestic data entry operator (Information Technology Enabled Services sector), food and beverage service trainee (Tourism and Hospitality sector) and store operation assistant (Retail sector).

The other courses are assistant beauty therapist (Beauty and Wellness sector), field technician–other home appliances (Electronics and Hardware sector), solanaceous crop cultivator (Agriculture sector) and automotive service technician (Automotive sector).

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com