Education Ministry: 23,137 KRPs and 16,99,931 school heads, teachers trained under NISTHA

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According to Ministry of Education, a total of 23,137 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRPs) and 16,99,931 School Heads and Teachers have been trained under NISTHA in 2019-20.

The department launched a national mission to improve learning outcomes at the Elementary level through an Integrated Teacher Training Programme called NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement on 21st August, 2019. The aim of this integrated teacher training programme was to build the capacities of around 42 lakh teachers and Heads of Schools, faculty members of SCERTs and DIETs and Block Resource Coordinators and Cluster Resource Coordinators.

In 2020-21, it has been decided to launch NISHTHA – Phase II at the secondary level. Due to COVID – 19situations, NISHTHA Online has been created by customizing Modules for Online delivery.

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CBSE also keeps organizing Prospective Resource Persons training programmes for the key resource persons. These Key Resource Persons, in turn, train other teachers of the schools affiliated to CBSE in various subjects through online as well as in-person training programmes organized by CBSE. Till date CBSE has empanelled 1500 such key resource persons with it.

202 schools including five Kendriya Vidyalayas have one or more such students who scored aggregate 99 or above percentage in class X in the year 2020.

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