The National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) in collaboration with the North East Regional Institute of Education (NERIE)-NCERT, Umiam organized an ‘Information Sharing Session on ITEP aligned with NEP-2020’ today.
NCTE Member Secretary, Kesang Y Sherpa made a detailed presentation on the implementation of Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) as a flagship programme of the government of India aligned with NEP-2020 on pilot mode for the first phase for which 42 institutions including five from the North East region have been selected.
Commending the Regional Institutes of Education (RIEs) of the NCERT as top notched teacher education institutions, the member secretary exhorted the participants to work towards successful implementation of the programme on the ground as ITEP will help us to become a global leader in education.
She also underlined the importance of making students to become teachers by choice for which ITEP as a professional degree course is a step in the right direction.
Commissioner & Secretary Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari who attended the programme as the chief guest emphasised on teachers as the most crucial stakeholders in the educational system. He urged them to stay updated with the latest developments, create new learning environment where questions from the students are entertained with open minds so as to train students to become thinkers, emotionally resilient and to prepare students with capabilities and skills so that they become creators of jobs rather than remaining as mere job seekers.
The open session for question-answers and observations was conducted by Prof. R.C. Patel, ITEP, Core Committee Member and GajanandLondhe, ITEP, Curriculum Committee member.
Many questions related to the issues, concerns and challenges in the implementation of ITEP were addressed by the expert members along with the Member Secretary, NCTE.