AIZAWL, June 23 – Mizoram Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma underlined the need of job-oriented education for the youths in Mizoram and called on the teachers who impart training to teachers to try to be the leaders in bringing about a positive change in this regard.
The Governor stated this at the National Seminar on ‘21st Century Challenges in Teacher Education’ held at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education here.
He said that biggest challenge in today’s world is teaching according to the present-day context. Mizoram is the third highest in India in terms of literacy rate, but this does not necessarily translate into good livelihood, he said. He felt the youths in Mizoram are very much in need of knowledge and skill for business or other fields. It is necessary that educated government employees and teachers provide full-fledged teaching to the younger ones so that they can grow better, the Governor said.
He said, as much as we need good teachers, we also need students who are clear about their ambitions, and parents who can guide their children with interest in their education.
Guest of honour H Zothangliana, Parliamentary Secretary, also addressed the seminar and said the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) has been working commendably in the field of education since its establishment. He expressed the hope that it would further do its best for the students.
K Lalnghinglova, Commissioner (Higher & Technical Education), presided over the inaugural function of the seminar, while Prof SB Menon, Vice Chancellor, Ambedkar University, New Delhi, delivered the keynote address.
The IASE was set up in 1975 as the Mizoram Institute of Education. With 20 teachers, it now offers courses in BEd (regular), BEd (multi-mode programme) and MEd.