KOHIMA: In a bid to attain 100 percent literacy by 2030, the Nagaland government has adopted a plan to achieve the goal by strengthening Anganwadi centres and early childhood education besides improving infrastructure.
At present the literacy rate of the North-eastern state is 79.55 percent.
Recently the chief minister of the state Neiphiu Rio unveiled the Nagaland SDG Vision 2030 – Leaving no one behind. It provides short, medium and long-term strategies to achieve 17 sustainable development goals (SDG), including quality education.
According to details the Anganwadi centres and schools across the state will have a channel of communication which will help in improving learning outcomes while providing a seamless movement of students from those centres to primary schools.
It further informed that teachers holding diplomas in D.El.Ed would be engaged in the early childhood education in which the Department of School Education has proposed to introduce it in the next 10 years.
The state government is also going to be set up state-level level Human Resource Development Centre and digitization efforts at schools – higher and technical education levels which will help in the up gradation in order to benefit teachers and students
The vision document said that the Nagaland government has given utmost priority to education by way of establishing schools in almost all the villages and urban habitations.
The state has spent Rs 1232.94 crore for school education during 2018-2019 accruing for 8.95 percent of the total demand for grant. However, there is a need for efficiency in increased expenditure for appropriate outcomes which may be seen in social indications, it said.
By 2030, the government would also target towards achieving zero percent or near zero percent drop-out rate at school level and 100 percent enrolment rate of children with special needs, the vision document stated.
The government is also planning to strengthen higher and technical education institutions through the Directorate of Technical Education.