Press Release from the Education Department, West Sikkim

Meeting of Officers of Education Department on “Transcending Stagnation& lnitiating Reforms in School Education under West Sikkim”.

Gyalshing,10 December 2020 : A meeting of Education Officers of West Sikkim on “Transcending Stagnation and Initiating Reforms in School Education” was held at Zilla Panchayat Bhawan, Gyalshing, West Sikkim today.

The meeting had the presence of Hon’ble Advisor, Education Department Shri MP Subba accompanied by Director/SCERT Dr Robin Chhetri, Addl Director/West KC Gyatso, JD/SCERT Dr Shanti Ram Adhikari, Principal DIET, Deputy Directors, ADs & AEOs from Sub-Divisions, Districts and Blocks.

Hon’ble Advisor, Shri MP Subba appealed all officers to be updated, accountable, and motivated and leave behind impressive footprints in the post and places where they are posted now. He said that the changes and reforms desired in the education system depend on the work culture, positivity and initiatives of the officers.

The interactive session was facilitated by Director/SCERT Dr Robin Chhetri who addressed the house for setting the context and objective of the meeting. The following points were discussed at length regarding reformation in the school system :

1. Rigorous monitoring and inspection of schools.2. Active participation of SMCs.3. Orientation of teachers on new textbooks in line with NEP.4. Integration of technology in bolstering learning outcomes.5. Training of School Heads on leadership, training of teachers in Nepali, English & other languages.6. Ensure accountability amongst teachers. 7. Creation of knowledge instead of rote learning .8. Empowering heads of schools.9. Strengthening schools with timely posting of heads and manpower.

Earlier the welcome address was proposed by Additional Director, KC Gyatso with vote of thanks by Deputy Director, PG Bhutia.

The long day meeting was arranged and coordinated by Deputy Director, Santosh Allay.

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