SCERT Nagaland honours school counselling trainees
The State Council for Educational Research & Training (SCERT), Nagaland honoured the 3rd batch of 38 trainees for completing 9 month diploma in school counselling and inducted another 4th batch for the similar programme.
Conferring the diploma to 38 trainees and administering oath to new batch at the Graduation Ceremony here at Capital Convention Centre on September 21 in coinciding with the release of 12 Nagaland Heritage based films, Nagaland School Education & SCERT, Advisor, KT Sukhalu stressed the need of counsellors for students to mainstream the students into the right line of thinking and overall development. He also told the teachers to play an important role to take responsibility for moulding the students into leaders for the future generation.
“Our children have got emotional issues, social issues and challenges in schools and when our teachers are trained to deal with such problems, to deal with the students, then our education outcome in the schools will be fruitful,” said Kevileno Angami, Commissioner & Secretary for School Education & SCERT Nagaland.
She thanked Government of India for funding this diploma in school counselling programme and Samagra Shiksha for the initiative and also thanked all the teachers in-house as well as those from outside the system for supporting the programme.
31 inducted into 4th batch for year 2022-23
SCERT Director, N Chumchanbeni Kikon informed that SCERT Nagaland is the first SCERT in the country to introduce the course for Diploma in School Counselling, which was launched in 2018.
A total of 57 candidates have been conferred diploma in School Counselling from the first and second batches.
38 trainees from 3rd batch have successfully qualified for the Diploma today. Another 31 candidates have been inducted into 4th batch for the year 2022-2023.
The course duration for Diploma in School Counselling, in the future, will be increased from 9 months to one year, she said, adding that the course syllabus will be revised and updated.
She said that collaboration with universities and national level institutions working in the field of School counselling and Mental Health like NCERT, New Delhi and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore and many other institutions across the country, will take place, to improve the quality of the course.
“We look forward to the support of the government and the community at large as we take on these challenges, to pave way for a better society and a better Nagaland,” she added.