NBSE, NSACS to conduct for adolescence education programme

Kohima, September 5 (MExN): The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) and Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) will be jointly conducting Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) for different districts of the State. 

As per a DIPR report, the first AEP is scheduled for teachers of Kohima and Tseminyu districts on September 12, from 9:30AM to 2:45PM at Red Cross Society, Conference Hall, Kohima.

For the remaining districts - Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Dimapur, Chümoukedima, Niuland, Kiphire, Longleng, Peren, Noklak and Shamator districts, an online mode is scheduled on September 15 from 10AM to 12:30PM.

Accordingly, all the Heads of Registered Institutions under Kohima and Tseminyu districts have been requested to take note of the importance of the training and depute one teacher to attend the meeting.

Travelling allowance will be paid as per NSACS norms, the report said. 

The institutions heads in the remaining districts are also urged to depute one teacher for the online AEP. 

The registration link for the training programme will be shared later in the district WhatsApp groups and email ID of the schools, the report informed. 

The attendance of teachers from all the registered schools is compulsory and will be monitored, it added. 

What is AEP? 

The AEP is a joint initiative by Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of School Education & Literacy and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Government of India, to equip every adolescent (Child between 10-19 years) with scientific information, knowledge and life-skills to protect themselves from HIV infection and manage their concerns pertaining to reproductive and sexual health. 

AEP covers all the secondary and higher secondary schools of the country. 
In Nagaland, the NSACS have been conducting training programmes for teachers under AEP since 2010 with the objective to provide accurate age appropriate life skills based adolescence education in a sustained manner in schools and provide structured education to enhance knowledge and skills of adolescents to deal with challenges of life. 

Some of the areas to be discussed during trainings are HIV/AIDS and STI; HIV & AIDS (P&C), Act 2017; Growing up and Adolescence Reproductive Sexual Health; and Mental Health and Substance Abuse.