By A Staff Reporter
IMPHAL | Sept 12
In the fourth of its kind, the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur (COHSEM) in collaboration with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) opened today a five-day workshop on techniques of paper setting and evaluation at Ghana Priya Women’s College, Old Lambulane.
The inaugural function of the workshop was attended by chairman of COHSEM, L. Mahendra Singh as the chief guest. He said that this kind of workshop is a need of the hour as seasoned teachers who had the skills are now retired and there is a need to update the examination reforms taken up at the national level and also to impart capacity building among educators.
He said that this workshop will not only deal with paper setting and evaluation but will also prepare the teachers to bring out creativity of students in the classroom.
Mahendra also pointed out that this workshop covers all the 36 subjects of arts, science and commerce unlike last year’s workshop with only 13 subjects of arts, science and commerce.
The chairman also said that NCERT New Delhi provided travelling allowance and daily allowance (TA/DA) for the participants to meet the expenditure in attending this workshop.
Professor A.D. Tiwari, head of planning and monitoring division, NCERT New Delhi, in his address, said that National Curriculum Framework 2005 promotes constructivism of students and to do away traditional way of learning.
Five resource persons from NCERT Delhi and 72 local resource persons came for the five-day workshop here. M. Bidyasagar, secretary of the council and B. Lalhari Sharma, principal of GP Women’s College attended the function as presidium members.