SCERT conducts training of Maths and Science teacher of Upper Primary level under SSA
01 Mar, Gangtok : A 7 Day BRC level training programme in science and mathematics for teachers of upper primary level of south district concluded at Namchi Girls Sr Sec School South Sikkim on 27th Feb 2016. The programme was organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and was funded by state project office Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA).
The training which was co-ordinated by Deputy Director SCERT Dr Shanti Ram Adhikari involved a total number of 56 teachers participants which included 29 science and 26 maths graduate teachers serving in various Govt Schools of south district. The resource persons for science were Parijit Sutradhar (Physics), Bikash Pradhan (Chemistry) and Nagen Tamang (Biology). Likewise, S K Hazra, Gopal Dhungel and Anu Naivedya Rai were the resource persons for mathematics. The prime objective of the workshop was to train teachers to teach difficult concept of science and mathematics through activity. Teachers were also trained to design activity by actively involving and engaging students.
The valedictory session of the workshop began with lighting of lamps by the chief guest and other dignitaries which was followed by welcome speech by Rinzing Ongmu Bhutia. Deputy Director SCERT Dr Shanti Ram Adhikari presented the report of the weeklong training programme and highlighted the importance of such trainings. He urged teachers to motivate students and arouse interest in them for learning science and mathematics. He also requested teachers to translate the knowledge and experience gained in the training to actions during their classroom transactions. Principal Namchi Girls Sr Sec School, Dr Hannah Yonjon in her address, reminded participating teachers about the roles and responsibility of 21st century teachers and the need to live up to the high level of expectations.
Joint Director HRDD South District, Shri M K Rai who was present as the chief guest, in his address, highlighted the various efforts of the State Government and the HRD department to improve the quality of education in the state. He requested participants to work tirelessly and put in their best of efforts to contribute to this noble cause.
While Bikash Pradhan and Gopal Dhungel shared their experience about the training on behalf of resource persons, Roshan Sharma and Roshan Thapa gave feedbacks on behalf of teachers. Mr Pem Tshering Bhutia recited a self composed poem about the training. Different types of teaching learning materials prepared by teachers during the training which was put on display was visited by the chief guest and other dignitaries. The chief guest gave away certificates to participating teachers. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Saran Pradhan. The master of ceremony were Tshering Doma Lama and Dilip Sharma.