The J&K state’s school education sector is likely to witness a major revamp as the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has prepared a three years road map for transforming education standards to the higher levels.
As per the road map prepared by the MHRD, focus will be laid on digitisation of schools, training of teachers, setting up of model schools besides improving the educational standards in the government schools in the state.
In this regard, secretary MHRD on Saturday chaired a high level meeting with the officials of school education department to discuss the implementation and execution of the road map, at the directorate of SSA, Barzulla.
“The road will be implemented in order to overcome the challenges and improve the overall functioning of the school education Department,” a top official, who was part of the meeting said.
He said secretary, in the meeting, expressed his concern over the lack of infrastructure in schools and stressed for adoption of “best education” practices to improve the academic standards.
“Secretary MHRD stated that government of India wants to make JK as a best state in terms of education with the introduction of best education practices,” the official said.
He said with the implementation of the road map, the government is mulling to revamp the education sector in J&K state.
“There will more focus on learning level of students besides other academic related activities,” he said.
The official said secretary MHRD expressed his concern over the lack of infrastructure in schools and asked the authorities in education department to equip good infrastructural facilities for students in schools.
“Secretary however, expressed his satisfaction in respect of the academic performances of schools, however asked the state authorities to take some interventions in rationalization of teachers besides transfer policy of the Department,” the official said. It may be recalled that Secretary MHRD on September 20 took a review of state’s education sector in Kashmir vis-a-vis implementation of centrally sponsored schemes. Later he flew to Ladakh to review the education sector.
“Besides academic and infrastructure requirements in schools MHRD stressed to revamp the teacher education institutes,” the official said.
Interestingly, J&K state was declared as the poor performer in last National Achievement Survey (NAS) conducted by NCERT.