Ukhrul: Capacity building programme on IT Applications for teachers and basic of computer for students was launched on Monday at Sonyao Academy of Innovative Learning (SAIL), Phungreitang East, Ukhrul.
The capacity building programme on digital skills and technologies for school teachers and students was launched by Chief Executive Officer of Autonomous District Council Ukhrul, David Kashungnao. The programme was conducted by National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Imphal and organised by Manipur Society for Skill Development, Government of Manipur.
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The Manipur Society for Skill Development, Governmnet of Manipur, an apex body in the state for Skill Development in association with NIELIT Imphal, under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India will organised a one-week school teachers capacity building programme in IT Applications and a one-week Basics of Computer training programme for IXth and Xth standard students.
During the launching programme, CEO, of Autonomous District Council in his speech, made distinction between the earlier solely text book based education with the present day technology-based education. David Kashungnao elaborated the importance of IT knowledge. “IT knowledge has not only become crucial, but indispensable for any learning. The era of AI becoming more invasive with time, and smart classes becoming norms of new generation learnings” he asserted. He also advised the teachers and students, the importance and the need for upgrading and updating one’s life by engaging in regular reading , while keeping pace with computer knowledge as well.
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The training is to be conducted for 30 school teachers from SAIL and other neighboring schools in the district, and 50 students from the hosting school will attend the training programme on Basics of Computer.
The Principal of the SAIL expressed gratitude to MSSD and NIELIT for giving an opportunity to the school for hosting the training programme. He stressed, that digital skills are the utmost skill needed for the 21st century, without which, mankind will not be able to keep pace with the fast evolving world. It is only through technology, it has been possible for those people sitting in a far off and remote places to attend virtual classes conducted across continents by many renowned academician and experts from reputed universities. Therefore, it is only by embracing digital skills, we can leverage such opportunities.
Post the completion of the training, all the participants will be issued certificates of participation from NIELIT.
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