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Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar on Thursday stressed on imparting quality education to children for the overall development of the state’s education sector.

Addressing a meeting of the education department on ‘Mission Shiksha’, Kumar said delivering quality teaching must be the primary objective of the education department for which it needs to prepare an action plan and achieve results with a timeline.

‘Mission Shiksha’ is an initiative of the Arunachal government to improve the standard of education in the next two years with six focus areas including infrastructure development of schools, technology intervention through information and communication technology and digital initiatives.

The chief secretary also said that there is a need for infrastructure development of the educational institutions in the state.

“Arunachal Pradesh is one of the lowest ranked states as per the NITI Aayog SDG India Index and Dashboard 2020-21 reports released on June 03, 2021. The education department needs to find ways to improve the status,” he said.

To achieve the goal of quality education, Kumar suggested several measures.

He asked the department to build a continuous performance evaluation system for both the teachers and students with indicators according to those of the NITI Aayog and Ministry of Education.

Kumar also directed the department officers to identify gap analysis and plan actions accordingly to fill the gap in the teaching and learning outcomes.

In-service teachers training, exposure training tours to the best performing states in education in India were some of the other points suggested by the chief secretary to improve the quality of teaching.

Similarly, Kumar expressed that the learning process should be enhanced and upgraded as per the unprecedented changes of the present education system.

He advised the use of modern technologies like interactive screens which will develop excitement and curiosity among the students to learn.

Education commissioner Niharika Rai, urban development special secretary Sachin Rana and others were present in the meeting.

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