Srinagar, October 4: Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari said Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has declared Jammu and Kashmir as the 2nd most proactive state after Himachal Pradesh in adopting new initiatives in education. However, this was claimed by local media including Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Life claimed quoting Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari statement which read MHRD declared Jammu and Kashmir as the 2nd most proactive state after Himachal Pradesh in adopting new initiatives in education.
According to the local media, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Altaf Bukhari while speaking at the Sports Day function at Hat Trick Public School where he was the Chief Guest said that MHRD declared Jammu and Kashmir as the 2nd most proactive state after Himachal Pradesh in adopting new initiatives in education. The Minister also said that Jammu and Kashmir’s performance has been highly appreciated for actively implementing the new initiatives in the education sector.
Read the initiatives taken by Jammu and Kashmir government to strengthen education system:
New government schools built in the far-flung areas of Jammu and Kashmir so that students so not need to travel for quality education.
The state government improved the infrastructure of schools. New classrooms, Computer Laboratories, Library, toilets, Science laboratories etc were built.
Promotion of sports in school and colleges. The state government built many indoor stadium, organized sports tournament, talent hunt programs etc.
The state government has divided district into 37 clusters to check punctuality, academic standards, teaching practices and the progress which is being monitored on monthly basis.
The state government started a rationalization process to streamline the staff strength in all government schools.
The state government gives due importance to the recruitment of teachers in the School Education Department with proficiency in the subjects of Science and Mathematics.
The state government fixed graduation with B.Ed as the minimum qualification for recruitment as a teacher in the School Education Department.
The state government started evening classes to increase the intake capacity of the institutes.
Special attention is also being paid to enhance the academic performance of the students, especially in the remote areas.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir was the state where the overall pass percentage in government schools has not gone beyond 50 in the past five years, while it remained 75 percent in private schools. The future of Jammu and Kashmir remained in darkness for many years due to the weak education system. Terrorism, unrest, stone pelting and ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops were amongst the main factors behind the failure of education system in Jammu and Kashmir.