Education Minister launches NISHTHA 2.0 programme


Life is a continuous learning process and anyone who adapts to new skills under new normal and is keen on learning new ideas succeeds. A year of teaching in ‘smartphone classrooms,’ there is a paradigam shift in the Education.

Urging the teaching fraternity to take part in the online training programme which will benefit the teachers in the future, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui said the teaching is a profession requiring specialization in terms of knowledge and skills.

Rymbui, on Monday launch the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers for Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) 2.0 an integrated training programme for Secondary and Higher Secondary teachers of Meghalaya at the Conference Hall, Directorate of Education Research & Training, Shillong.

Speaking on the occasion, the Education Minister said, that education has played a vital role and has contributed a lot in shaping the students and the society.

He also said that one of the most important requirements to promote and strengthen education is the training of teachers who are the key resources in the reform, redirection and renewal of Education.

Other dignitaries present include Secretary, Education Department, Shri A Ch Marak, Deputy Director (DERT), Shri. P B Lartang beside others.

The COVID-19 pandemic situation has posed unprecedented challenges requiring teachers to adapt to teaching online. The extensive school closures occurred during an era that has generally been shaped by rapid transformation in technological innovations and digitalisation.

Digitalisation in schools has recently attained prominence. Many teachers though initially were seen struggling with this new normal but as the time passed, they have adapted to this system of Education.

The second phase of National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) is at the secondary level to provide capacity-building training opportunities to teachers for improving the quality of education.