A five day State Level training programme of ‘Master Trainers on School Management and Leadership’ concluded here today. The programme was organized by Himachal Pradesh School Education Society under the project titled “Exchange of International Best Practices leading to Innovation in SSA” in collaboration with “Save the Children” under the European Union funded project. The objective of the programme was to train Master Trainers for the training of schools heads in the best management of the schools. The programme is first being started in Sirmour District on a pilot basis.
Research Studies has shown that the achievement level of the students is more in schools which are managed effectively by the schools heads and where the head and the staff work as a team to achieve the targets of education. About 40 participants from the state participated in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Education, Sanjay Murthy said that after achieving the goal of access, enrolment and retention, the priority of the department was to ensure quality education. He told that Himachal has been adjudged as the best State in education sector for the decade 2002-2012 by India Today. He also expressed concerns over the shift of the students to private schools and called upon the participants to replicate the training in their respective schools so that the goal of quality education can be achieved.
Thanking the guests and the participants, the State Project Director, SSA/RMSA stressed the need of team building and initiatives to be taken in this direction. He lauded the people of Himachal for the remarkable work being done in the field of education. The Director Higher Education–cum-Mission Director (RMSA),. Dinkar Borathoki and the Director, Elementary Education-cum-Mission Director (SSA), Rajeev Sharma was also present on the occasion.