HRDD and British Council collaboration trains primary school English teachers


GANGTOK, 01 MAR (IPR): A dive day-long residential training for 100 Primary School Teachers teaching English in different schools of the State concluded today at Sikkim Cooperative Union (SICUN) here at Assam-Lingzey.

The training was conducted by the British Council with support from the North East Council and in collaboration with Samagra Shiksha, HRDD, Sikkim.

HRDD and the British Council had entered into an MoU last year to support the HRDD in different fields of education, including training and capacity-building of teachers.

Soon after, the North East Council, DoNER took initiative to extend this programme to all the States of the North-East.

This training programme is one of the first initiatives under the MoU.

The training programme for government school English teachers had started at SICUN on 25 Feb with 100 teachers from all the districts.

The training was imparted by three resource persons from the British Council - Mr Arun, Ms Dena and Ms Iti - who trained the teachers on different skills and teaching styles to make learning of English language happen in the actual situation and the learners facilitated to pick up English better.

During the valedictory session, State Project Director for Samagra Shiksha, Director Primary Education, Bhim Thatal, thanked the three trainers from the British Council and also congratulated the teacher participants for successfully completing the training course.

While addressing the teachers, Mr Thatal stressed upon developing a positive attitude towards continued learning and transferring the lessons learnt.

He further announced that the British Council will choose 50 teachers from this batch of 100 to be designated as Master Trainers (MTs) for the State of Sikkim.

Senior officers of the HRDD like Dr YP Nepal, Director/ Languages, Radha Poudyal, Joint Director/ Primary Education, Radha Mishra, Joint Director/ Vocational Education, Narayan Mishra and PR Dulal, Deputy Directors/ Primary Education and CEO SICUN Robin Sewa were also present for the valedictory session.

Director Primary Education also handed over memento of the HRDD to the British Council and souvenirs to the three trainers.