28TH March’ 2011: In effect of the RTE Act 2009, training on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation, has been conducted for the first time at Kamalanagar today, under trained resource persons. The initiative for the programme has been undertaken by SSA, Lawngtlai District, CADC Area, in collaboration with the Education & Human Resource Department, CADC.
The occasion has been graced by the Hon’ble Chief Executive Member, Chakma Autonomous District Council, Shri Kali Kumar Tongchangya. The CEM in his speech stated that CCE being a feature, core to the RTE Act 2009, should be taken with outmost interest. It envisages adopting the practice of continuous evaluation of the students through Unit Tests on weekly or fortnightly basis with the abolition of the old system of assessing the students through Terminal Examination. He stated that abolition of Terminal Examination would de-stress the students of the burden they go through at the end of every academic year. Mr. Tonchangya also expressed his concern about the literacy status of the Chakmas, under CADC, being alarmingly poor which has been reflected in the recent census conducted by Govt. of India. Taking note of this concern, the CEM urged the teaching community to take the battle of eradicating illiteracy on war footing. On the other hand he also expressed his delight over the large turnout of trainees/teachers (more than 200) in response to the call to attend the programme, which is evident enough of the interest and dedication the teaching community has for the future of the budding generation.