Welcome to St.Paul Institute of Education, Phesama
St. Paul Institute of Education was established in 1977 and is managed by the Nagaland Jesuit Education and Charitable Society. It is an Undergraduate Teacher Training College, affiliated to the State Board of Teacher Education (SBTE), Nagaland, and is recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Government of India.
The Institute offers a two-year course in Pre-Service Teacher Education (PSTE), preparing the trainees to appear for the examinations conducted by the Nagaland State Board of Teacher Education (SBTE). Those who successfully complete the course will find 100 percent placement in any govt or private management educational institution, anywhere in the country. Our trainees are serving in many of the prestigious institutions in the country and abroad.
The Institute regularly conducts various activities which help the trainees to acquire the necessary communication and leadership skills, to be teachers of quality. It is a course in English and completely residential.The institute also has a high school (St Paul School) in the campus which allows the teacher trainees to get in touch with the school and use their skills in the campus itself. The participation of the trainees in various programmes and functions of the school gives them an opportunity to learn from the senior teachers to organise and to be creative. Read More
Fr. Felix monteiro SJ, Principal
Fr. S. Arul SJ - Chairman
When the Jesuits started working in education in Nagaland, one of the main needs was to train some of the students from the North East to become teachers in schools. All the schools were asking for trained teachers and it was very much felt by the Jesuits in 1980s. Most of the time we had to hunt for teachers from other states of India to come and teach. Our focus was on quality and for the locals to be trained for the primary education. Read More
Fr. Gerard L. Rego SJ, Acting Rector
Noticing the rather poor performance of our students at high school level in our schools in the North East in general but Nagaland in particular, we, the Jesuits, in the late 70s, came to the following conclusion. It was that unless a strong foundation is laid at the primary school level we cannot expect miracles to happen at higher class levels. This was the reason why in 1977 we began an Institute of Education, first at Jakhama for a year. Read More
Fr. Boniface D'souza SJ - Parish Priest
St Paul Parish, Phesama, was carved out of Mary Help of Christians Parish, Jakhama. The parish caters to the Catholics of Phesama, Pfuchama and New Reserve (Tekuba). It has 1100 Catholics. Apart from meeting the spiritual needs of the faithful the parish also organizes various programmes for different groups. Faith formation is one of the basic and important activities of the Parish. The Parish has two substations - St Xavier's Church, Police Reserve. Read More