Screening of teachers under NISHTHA prog commences in Jammu

Screening of teachers under NISHTHA prog commences in Jammu

JAMMU OCTOBER 09: Four day Screening for selection of Key Resource Persons under National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) program commenced today here at Teachers' Bhawan.

National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) programme is a National Program being implemented by Department of School Education and Literacy through Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha.

This integrated programme aims at to build the teaching capacity of 42 lakh participants covering all the teachers and Heads of Schools at the elementary level of the Government Schools, Faculty Members of SIEs/SCERTs, DIETs etc.

The program at Teachers’ Bhawan was conducted for screening of teachers to designate them as Key Resource Persons. Subject wise screening is being conducted under different panels. Expert panel were constituted for conducting special screening wherein Experts from Universities, State Institute of Education and Samagra Shiksha-Department of School Education were invited.

As many as 61 aspiring candidates from Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts participated in the Screening Process.

Meanwhile, State project Director Samagra Shiksha, Dr. Arun Manhas informed that the screening process for candidates of the rest of the districts will be held later this week.

“Subsequent upon completion of this screening across the state, 560 Key Resource Persons shall be selected” he added.

He said that besides, 112 State Resource Persons-Leadership shall also be nominated from amongst the teaching fraternity who shall be Heads of Institutions. “All the KRPs and SRP-Ls shall constitute 112 State Resource Groups wherein each group will comprise of five KRPs and One SRP-L. Later, SRGs shall be imparted training by the National Resource Group” the Director added.

Training shall be conducted directly by 33120 Key Resource Persons and State Resource Persons identified by States and UTs, who will in turn be trained by 120 National Resource Persons from NCERT, CBSE, NIEPA, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyala Samiti, NGOs and UNICEF, he informed.

He further said that the core responsibility of the selected KRPs and SRPs shall be to impart training on learning outcomes to teachers at Elementary level.