923 schools in DK to implement Nali Kali

51 teachers in the district skip training programme

Statistics available from the office of the Deputy Director Public Instructions (DDPI) reveals that 51 teachers have bypassed the training programme on Nali-Kali organised by the department at various Blocks in the district. While training programmes were organised for 2,253 teachers and school heads of the district, only 2,202 had participated. Majority of teachers who skipped the training programme was from the Sullia block. The total number of teachers and school heads listed for the training by the department in the taluk was 443, only 417 attended and 26 skipped. However, in Mangalore City block only one teacher skipped while all other 84 participated in the training programme. In Mangalore rural block, out of 356 teachers only two could not make it to the training programme.

Speaking to Deccan Herald DDPI C Chamegowda said that separate bridge training programme will be organised for absentees. The department will verify the reason for their absence, he said adding that some of them had gone on medical leave and other reasons. The state government has made Nali-Kali mandatory for first and second standard in all schools in the state from this academic year.

Chamegowda said that Nali-Kali is a innovative teaching method without text books. “The scheme comprises of four phases. In the first phase,  students will learn lessons with the help of teachers, while in the second phase, students will have to learn with partial help from teachers. Third phase is the learning with peer group, where children learn subjects holding discussions with classmates and in the final stage students start learn themselves without any help,” he explained.

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