10 Jan, 2021 –
NagaEd and the Department of School Education (DoSE) calls for parents and students to participate in a statewide digital education experience survey (www.nagaed.com/survey) to better understand the challenges parents and students have been facing during the pandemic.
In partnership with the DoSE, NagaEd – an education technology company, is working towards designing a digital education delivery model to provide students with access to quality educational resources.
In speaking about the importance of undertaking a statewide digital education experience survey, Founder of NagaEd Kevisato Sanyü says that “Another year of disrupted education is something our community cannot afford. Nagaland already has the highest rate of unemployment in the country at 21.4%. Many graduates already face significant barriers to gainful employment due to limited access to quality education resources. Unless we can provide access to quality educational resources, this will only get worse. The Covid pandemic has forced us to adapt to digital education. By embracing the changing education environment, we have a real opportunity for Naga students to leapfrog into the 21st century. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity we cannot forego. The voices of students and parents of Nagaland must be heard if we are to seize this opportunity to benefit this generation and the next.”
The Principal Director DoSE Mr. C Shanavas further added that “Though students and teachers of Nagaland face many constraints in regards to accessing online education, the present scenario in our country emphasizes that blended teaching learning techniques needs to be adopted by all concerned without delay for keeping in phase with the developments taking place in other parts of our country. “
Multiple surveys are being conducted both online and offline being distributed by NagaEd and DoSE. In July last year, NagaEd conducted phone interviews with 22 schools and colleges to understand the current state of digital education. The interviews revealed several barriers for institutions, educators and parents to access digital solutions.
Speaking on the findings, Co-Founder of NagaEd Shiroi Shaiza added that, “We found that while there are existing digital platforms in the market, there is resistance towards utilising technology solutions due to limited knowledge, awareness and understanding of digital education. There are currently no solutions available that understand and cater to the local context and needs. Moreover, the poor network connectivity, lack of devices and varying socio-economic backgrounds are leading to a widening digital divide at an alarming rate. We need a unified effort of our citizens and the public and private sectors to come together to resolve this. There have been drastic changes to learning and teaching in Nagaland and across the globe due to the impact of Covid-19 and we want to hear the experiences of parents and teachers to better address the challenges we are facing.”
The Department and NagaEd encourages all students and parents to go to the survey and fill out the digital education survey by visiting www.nagaed.com/survey. Survey findings and analysis will be made available to the public on the website.
NagaEd is an education technology provider of learning and teaching solutions for students, teachers and institutions seeking a digitally enabled educational experience. NagaEd’s mission is to empower the next generation of Nagas to shape our evolution as a people and society while respecting the traditional communitarian ethos of our forebears. It envisions creating a learning society where all Nagas are provided equal opportunity to access quality education resources. A learning society that brings us to a realization of who we are, where we came from, and in turn, what we have been put here to do.
For further comment contact:
+61 402 935 410
Shiroi Lily Shaiza
+91 89745 39456