Nagaland to implement ECCE curriculum from current academic

Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome and others during the valedictory programme of the five day training of District Master Trainers in Nagaland ECCE Curriculum and Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in Kohima on March 2 (Morung Photo).

Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome and others during the valedictory programme of the five day training of District Master Trainers in Nagaland ECCE Curriculum and Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) in Kohima on March 2 (Morung Photo).

Our Correspondent
Kohima | March 2

Nagaland’s School Education & SCERT Advisor Dr Kekhrielhoulie Yhome today announced that Nagaland will be implementing Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) curriculum in all the government schools from academic calendar 2024.

Dr Yhome made this announcement during the valedictory programme of the five day training (Capacity Building) of District Master Trainers in Nagaland ECCE Curriculum and Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN) at Mount Tabor Retreat Centre, Kohima.

The National Education Policy 2020 emphasises the significance of providing a strong foundation in the early years of a child’s life through global access to quality ECCE, focusing on the age group of 3 to 6 years.

The National Education Policy promotes a shift towards a more holistic and multidisciplinary curriculum, moving away from the rote learning and promoting critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills.

It introduces a 5+3+3+4 curricular structure, substituting the previous 10+2 system.

Dr Yhome also released Nagaland’s ECCE Curriculum Handbook for Teachers- Part C.

Call for strengthening convergence model
Appreciating the presence of social welfare department during the training programme, Dr Yhome stressed on the need to strengthen convergence model as the line departments are all working for the same target.

He also stressed on the need to exercise a comprehensive plan to deal with overall development of early childhood education in the state.

“We are trying to streamline the training programme” he said adding that the school education department is targeting to train 5000 teachers.

Further, the Advisor called upon the teachers to come up with innovative ideas for quality education.

After sharing summary of the training, Kelhikha Kenye, Deputy Mission Director & Programme Coordinator Samagra Shiksha, administered pledge to the teachers.

The teachers took pledge to make full use of skills and talents to offer the best instruction of “which I am capable.”

“I will exercise patience and tolerance and I will foster a supportive environment to all my learners.” “I pledge that from today and every day as a teacher, I will make a positive impact on my students and my school,” the pledge stated.

Earlier, Limasangla, CDPO Aboi, Mon from Department of Social Welfare, Puchai PM, ToT EBRC Noklak and Inashe Sumi, Head Teacher GMS Tishi Valley, Zunheboto shared the learning experiences from the training.

The programme was chaired by Dr Bijano Murry, Joint Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland.

The training programme, which commenced on February 27, was organised by Samagra Shiksha & SCERT Nagaland.