Government trying to minimise teachers’ constraint

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Imphal: Manipur government is trying to manage the shortages and the transfer-posting policies considering the constraints faced by the teachers while performing their duties, education minister Th. Basanta Kumar said on the Golden Jubilee celebration of Dhanamanjuri College of Teacher Education, at the college here on Friday.

The minister said it is time to act to bring changes in education system of the state even though there is acute shortage of infrastructure and teachers.

Completion of 50 years is a landmark achievement of the institute. The institute has done a commendable job in imparting knowledge to the aspiring teachers who in turn will be nurturing and moulding the future students of the state.

He said teacher education and educators involves curriculum development and assessment. It also refers to policies, procedures and provisions designed to equip the prospective teachers on applying the methodology and skills required by the students. Effective classroom teaching should be the aim in imparting training to the prospective teachers, he added.

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​the minister appealed all the experienced educators and teacher trainers to endorse the core values of character building to ensure the moral standards of the prospective teachers which is incorporated in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. He said to incorporate all the aspects of NEP 2020 to produce better teachers and educators in future. Around 20 per cent of the student population will become 100 per cent of the future.

​Mentioning the campaign to put ‘Tr.’ as a title for teaching professionals, Basanta said teachers are highly respected in Manipuri culture. The very word ‘Oja’ used in our culture carries so much of weight. It is not only for a teacher but also for seniors who commands respect from every aspect. Everything is based on teachers as they brought development in the society. Manipuri culture is the highest culture, he added.

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A committee has been formed to examine any forms of publications that distort the culture and history of the state from every aspect. All these involve teachers who are experts in their respective fields, he further added.

In the celebration to mark 50 years completion of the college professor N. Rajmuhon Singh, vice-chancellor, D.M. University and MLA Kh. Joykisan Singh were guest of honours. Dr R.K. Lokendra Singh, principal, D.M. College of Teacher Education as president.

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Professor Rajmuhon said teachers should be the role model for future generation. Almost all the world famous personalities and icons are made by the teachers. The close relation between teacher and students are very important as teachers mould students to become a good human. Quality education is very important as 21st century is the era of knowledge, he added.

Mementos were presented to the teachers to honour them for their hardwork and dedication in imparting training to the aspiring teachers of the institute.

The function was attended by faculties, alumni and students of the institute.

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