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World Bank Granted 68 Million Dollars Education Loan to Nagaland

  by NEWSNER , 2020-12-17 17:04:07

World Bank Granted 68 Million Dollars Education Loan to Nagaland

The World Bank has approved a $68 million project to reinforce the governance of faculties across Nagaland also on improving teaching practices and learning environments in select schools.


Current Weak Infrastructure in Schools:

Nagaland faces challenges of weak school infrastructure, lack of opportunities for the professional development of teachers and limited capacity on the part of communities to partner effectively with the varsity system.


Enhancing Classroom Teaching and Resources Project will improve classroom instruction; create opportunities for the professional development of teachers, and build technology systems to supply students and teachers with more access to blended and online learning also as allow better monitoring of policies and programmes. Such an integrated approach will complement conventional delivery models and help mitigate the challenges posed by COVID-19.


“Even because the number of youngsters attending school in India has increased over a previous couple of years, there's a growing got to significantly improve learning outcomes to satisfy the stress of the labour market and fuel future growth. This project is meant to support the govt of Nagaland’s ongoing efforts to enhance and develop a more resilient education system within the state,” said Junaid Ahmad, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Country Director in India.


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Lakhs of Students will Benefit from this:

About 150,000 students and 20,000 teachers within the government education system in Nagaland will enjoy the state-wide reforms in schools.


Strengthening Nagaland’s Education Management and knowledge System (EMIS) will enable wider access to education resources; support professional development and performance evaluation systems for teachers and education managers; facilitate school leadership and better management, and support examination reforms.


Focused on Training the School Environment:

“The project will support the state’s efforts to reform and improve the training environment in schools in order that they're child-centred; supportive of recent, technology-enabled teaching and learning approaches; and resilient to future shocks,” said Kumar Vivek, Education Specialist and therefore the World Bank’s Task Team Leader for the project.


As a part of that strategy, approximately 15 out of Nagaland’s 44 higher secondary schools are going to be developed into school complexes that operationalize the envisioned learning environment during the project period.


The $68 million loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), features a final maturity of 14.5 years including a grace period of 5 years.


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