Government of India and World Bank Sign Project to improve Quality of India’s Education in Nagaland. Government of India and Nagaland and the World Bank signs the project to improve the schools on Nagaland and also improve the teaching practices and learning environments in selected schools. Project worth is $68 Million.
The $68 million loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a final maturity of 14.5 years including a grace period of 5 (five) years.
This Project will help to improve class room instruction, create opportunities for the professional development of teachers and build technology systems to provide students and teachers with more access to blended and online learning as well as allow better monitoring of policies and programs.
About 150,000 students and 20,000 teachers in the government education system in Nagaland will benefit from the state wide reforms in schools.
Shri C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India said that Government of India has taken several actions to transform the education landscape in India. Education Project in Nagaland will address the critical gaps faced by students and teachers and play an important role in the development of the state.
Agreement signed by Shri Mohapatra, Mr Shanavas C, Principal Director of Department of School Education on behalf of the Government of Nagaland and Mr Junaid Ahmad, Country Director, India on behalf of the World Bank.
Nagaland faced many challenges of weak school infrastructure, lack of opportunities for the professional development of teachers and limited capacity n the part of communities to partner effectively with the school system. The COVID-19 pandemic has further accentuated these challenges and created additional stress and disruptions to the state’s school education system.
Mr Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director in India said that even as the number of children attending school in India has increased over the last few years, there is a growing need to significantly improve learning outcomes to meet the demands of the labor market and fuel future growth. This project is designed to support the Government of Nagaland’s ongoing efforts to improve and develop a more resilient education system in the state.
Mr Kumar Vivek, Education Specialist and the World Bank’s Task Team Leader for the project said that the project will support the state’s efforts to reform and improve the learning environment in schools so that they are child-centered; supportive of modern, technology-enabled teaching and learning approaches; and resilient to future shocks.
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