’50 % school teachers in North-East are untrained’

Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said about 50 per cent of teachers in the region don't have any formal training.

Written by Agencies | Kohima | Published: March 14, 2009 3:28 pm

Expressing concern over non-availability of adequate trained school teachers in the North-east,Nagaland Governor K Sankaranarayanan has said about 50 per cent of teachers in the region don’t have any formal training while the situation is more dismal in Nagaland where the figure is 60 per cent.

“It is a really a matter of serious concern when we are faced with the fact that a large section of teachers in our schools are untrained and such state of affairs acts as big obstacle to our efforts to ensure good education to our children,” he said in Kohima in Friday.

The Governor was speaking at a regional seminar on training of such teachers in North-east,”…Issues and challenges” jointly organised by regional centre of IGNOU and Nagaland SCERT in Kohima.

Underscoring importance on proper training to untrained teachers,the Governor said nothing can replace a sincere and competent teacher who is required more during the elementary school period when the real foundation is laid.

Insisting that educationists and the concerned agencies in the region were alive to the colossal problem,he underscored the need for continuous training and up-gradation in the proficiency of all the teachers in general.

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