Training Programme on Skill Development in Secondary Education held at St Aloysius ITI

Source : Mangalorean

Training Programme On Skill Development In Secondary Education Held At St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute, Mangaluru

Mangaluru: In collaboration with the National Institute of Open School a training programme on Skill Development in Secondary Education was held on Wednesday 1st September 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute auditorium. Dr Cyprian Monteiro, Joint Director – CTE Mangaluru was the Chief Guest. Mrs Rajalakshmi, BEO Mangaluru South and Sadananda Poonja, BEO Mangaluru North were the Guests of Honour. V. Sathish, Regional Director, NIOS, Bengaluru and Fr. Rohan D Almeida SJ, Principal St Joseph School Bengaluru were the Resource Persons for the programme. Rev. Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector – St Aloysius Institutions was the President of the programme. Rev. Fr. John D’Souza SJ, Director – St Aloysius ITI, Roshan D’Souza, Principal – St Aloysius ITI and Romius D’Souza – JTO and Convener of the programme were present.

The programme was commenced by a prayer service which was led by Wilson N, the Junior Training Officer. Romius D’Souza, Convener of the programme escorted the dignitaries to the dais. Welcome speech was delivered by Fr. John D’souza SJ, Director, followed by the inauguration of the programme by lighting the lamp by the chief guest, and other dignitaries on the dais.

Dr Cyprian Monteiro spoke a few words and said that everywhere there is news about NEP 2020. “Mysore University has already inaugurated NEP. Before NEP 2020 came into existence there were different policies. Now we have to know what are the challenges that we have to face and how to solve the problems. There are some expectations, aims and objectives for NEP 2020 which we must know. It is not only a student-centric policy it is also a teacher-centric policy. Karnataka has to implement this policy and restructure the system. Even the service rules of teachers may be changed. Skill oriented, hands-on training, creativity, problem-solving is much focussed in NEP 2020. The teacher’s profession is the main foundation for other professions. After Independence, this is the 6th NEP. The teacher is the mentoring role for students. There is much difference between the old NEP and the new NEP. Hence, we must plan to implement NEP 2020. This will be in process for about 15 years and there will be a good result in future”, said Dr Cyprian Monteiro.


Speaking on the occasion, Fr. Melwin Pinto SJ, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions said, “From NEP there are many changes to happen. There are positive points in NEP 2020. If we want to know more about NEP, we must attend some training programmes. There are multiple skills in students which we are not evaluating and hence we cannot guide them. If we have to analyse, we must understand the skills that are there in our students. If a student cannot write the exam, it does not mean he/she is weak. They have other skills in them. We must guide them and show them different ways and methods”.

The training was given by the resource persons V. Sathish, Regional Director, NIOS, Bengaluru and Fr. Rohan D Almeida SJ, Principal St Joseph School Bengaluru. Fr. Rohan D Almeida gave training on NEP (National Education Policy) which is a 63 pages document. The training began by playing a short video of the message given by Sadhguru, an Indian yoga guru and author. He says we must skill India not kill India. Every student must be trained in skill-based education.