Imphal, March 15, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radhehsyam said a true leader is a must in every field to achieve the intended goal for the welfare of all sections of the society. Teachers and officials should be encouraged to join training programmes to become a true leader, he added.
The Minister was speaking at the inauguration of State Leadership Academy, Keikol Koirengei, organised by the Directorate of State Council of Educational & Research Training, (SCERT). Cherishing the officials and staffs of Education Department for their dedication and hard work, he lauded them for bringing a positive change in the field of education of the State.
Appreciating the various programmes initiated by SCERT to empower and imbibe the teachers with qualitative value of leadership, Th. Radheshyam said, training should be imparted according to the need. Leadership quality, he said, can be achieved through training and by nurturing the innate talents of an individual. Leaders he said is born out of group having a common task to achieve.
In the Education Department, he said, the group is the department and achieving quality education by providing relevant education is the tasked to be accomplished. He said, in the Department there are many employees who are the leaders acting according to the time, place and situation. Leadership is required to find suitable solution and solve the problems.
Further, he opined that the syllabus for the training programmes should be made according to the requirements in the field, to enable to fulfil the necessity requirement. Training received, he added, should be practised to empower others and, expressed that database should be maintained to bring overall improvement.
Director SCERT, Smt. M. Meenakumari Devi said that the State Leadership Academy is set up under the National Centre for School Leadership – National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NCSL-NUEPA). It is to build leadership capacities for change, and transformation to attain excellence in schooling.
The first training course for academy will be a one month training course for the head and principal of the schools. The classes for the programme will be conducted by the ten resource persons belonging to the selected 50 State Resource Group (SRG) of Manipur.
The inauguration was attended by Director, Education Department (S), Shri Th. Kirankumar Singh, concerned officials, teachers and students.