BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 1st January 2023 : A three-day induction training program for the newly appointed cluster resource persons (CRPs) of the Education Department has started on Monday at the auditorium of Shishu Bihar Higher Secondary School, Agartala. The training program is organized by the Pre-Primary Wing of Basic Education Rights, an initiative of the Government of Tripura to ensure quality and equitable education for all children.
The training program aims to orient the CRPs about their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of various schemes and projects under the Basic Education Rights initiative. The CRPs will also learn about the best practices and strategies for improving the learning outcomes of the students and the professional development of the teachers.
The inauguration ceremony of the training program was graced by the presence of Mr. Subhashish Banerjee, Director of Basic Education Rights, who delivered the keynote address. He congratulated the CRPs for joining the Education Department and motivated them to work with dedication and enthusiasm for the cause of basic education. He also stressed on the importance of providing equal opportunities and quality education to every child, regardless of their socio-economic background. He urged the CRPs to adopt a positive attitude and a learner-centric approach in their work.
The inaugural session also witnessed the inspiring speeches of Kali Prasad Chakma, Branch Officer of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, and Abhijit Samajpati, Branch Officer of Pre-Primary Branch and Nipun Mission. They welcomed the CRPs and encouraged them to participate actively in the training program. They also highlighted the various achievements and challenges of the Basic Education Rights initiative and the role of the CRPs in overcoming them.
The first day of the training program covered the topics of the objectives and components of the Basic Education Rights initiative, the online school monitoring system, the language proficiency survey of teachers and students, the baseline assessment survey and its follow-up actions, and the Early Child Care and Education and Nipun Mission. The resource persons for the sessions were Sajal Debnath, Joint State Project Director of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, and Abhijit Samajpati, Branch Officer of Pre-Primary Branch and Nipun Mission. They explained the concepts and processes of the topics in detail and engaged the CRPs in interactive discussions and activities.
The following days of the training program will focus on the topics of Early Child Care and Education, Nipun Mission, school visits, school development plan, school management committee, community mobilization, and academic support. The sessions will be conducted by the master trainers of the Pre-Primary Wing of Basic Education Rights.
The induction training program is a part of the capacity building initiative of the Basic Education Rights. Recently, 221 CRPs have joined the Education Department under the Right to Education Act. Earlier, the induction training of 170 newly appointed block resource persons (BRPs) was completed under the same initiative. On 18 December 2023, a total of 327 BRPs, both new and old, were given orientation on the Nipun Mission. Currently, there are more than 600 active BRPs and CRPs in the state, who are working for the cause of basic education.