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Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy launches Government School ‘Teacher’s Diary’ at Kohima

(Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS and dignitaries during the launch program of the Government School ‘Teacher’s Diary’ | Photo: DIPR)

Kohima, February 25 (NE): The Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS launched “Teacher’s Diary”, in a programme organised by the Department of School Education, at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima, today, February 25, 2020.

Speaking at the launching programme, Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy congratulated the leadership of the education department for coming out with the idea of Teacher’s diary, and hoped that it will be put to good use not only in monitoring but motivating teachers to work hard.

He mentioned that teaching is a profession that is tagged with being the noblest profession, responsible for the future of the entire generation. Toy remarked that some of the best teachers are in Nagaland but the majority are worse and it is time we have to come to terms with reality and become clinical. He urged the department to be more clinical in our approach whether it be dealing in rationalization of schools or teachers or other activities and see that all these efforts are paying off.

He further stated that the world is changing and if we do not change with the rest of the world we will be left apart, as one cannot expect the world to change by itself unless we change by putting in our dedication and hard work. He also added that no rules and regulations can ensure that we put in our best if teachers are only concerned about their rights and benefits. Chief Secretary, informed the School department to tell the teachers either to perform or perish, as there is no room for complacency and indiscipline.

Principal Secretary, School Education, Menukhol John, in his key note address pointed that these Teacher’s Diary is not meant to be a check on the attendance of the teachers alone but also to help in improving their teaching skills and assessment. He added that, teacher’s diary is a small step for teachers to re-assess what they have done in the classroom, what they intend to do in the classroom and who are the students they are teaching and how do they perform.

John, further mentioned that the department motto is to give quality education and henceforth urged the teachers to take their teaching profession seriously at the end, teachers are the stewards in making someone’s life for tomorrow. He added that the department is constantly on their toes to see the improvement in the coming years.

Welcome note was given by Principal Director, Shanavas C, IAS while vote of thanks was delivered by Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha, Kevileno Angami, said notification from DIPR.