Kohima, December 19 (NEx): A project worth $68 million was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on December 15, 2020 to enhance the governance of schools in Nagaland and to improve the teaching practices and learning environments.
A press release by the World Bank on December 15 said that, approximately, 15 out of 44 higher secondary schools in Nagaland will be developed into school complexes that operationalize the envisioned learning environment during the project period, which will benefit about 150,000 students and 20,000 teachers in the government education system in Nagaland.
The project is designed to support the Government of Nagaland’s ongoing efforts to improve and develop a more resilient education system in the state,” World Bank Country Director in India Junaid Ahmad said.
Education Specialist and the World Bank’s Task Team Leader for the project, Kumar Vivek said, “The project will support the state’s efforts to reform and improve the learning environment in schools so that they are child-centered; supportive of modern, technology- enabled teaching and learning approaches; and resilient to future shocks.
It was also mentioned that strengthening Nagaland’s Education Management and Information System (EMIS) will enable wider access to education resources; support professional development and performance evaluation systems for teachers and education managers; facilitate school leadership and better management; and support examination reforms.
The project will also improve classroom instruction; create opportunities for the professional development of teachers; and build technology systems to provide students and teachers with more access to blended and online learning as well as allow better monitoring of policies and programs. Such an integrated approach will complement conventional delivery models and help mitigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.