Minister directs officials to involve local legislators for upgradation of schools

Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday chaired a high level meeting to review the functioning of school and higher education department of Khansahib Constituency, Budgam and Sangrama Constituency, Baramulla.

Various decisions were taken in the meeting for the improvement of the quality of education in both the constituencies.

Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari and MLA Khansahib, Hakim Mohammad Yasin attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed in details the challenges faced by the department and measures and reforms brought into to address these issues.

CEO Budgam on the occasion gave a detailed overview of the functioning of the Middle, High and Higher Secondary Schools in the area.

The Minister sought detailed feedback on the functioning of centrally-sponsored schemes SSA and RMSA, strength of schools, infrastructure, repair and renovation of schools destroyed in various natural calamities in both the constituencies.

Bukhari directed the officials that the repair and renovation should be completed within a stipulated time frame. He instructed the officials for filling up of various vacancies in education department.

The Minister also took a note of district and state funds in both the constituencies utilised for the upgradation of schools and directed the officials to involve the local legislators for the up-gradation and modernization of schools.

Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Director School Education, G.N.Yatoo, Director SSA, Director RMSA, Director Colleges, Joint Director Planning Education and various officials from education department were present in the meeting.

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