JAMMU: The Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Monday said that Government would refer 8700 more teacher posts to SSB for advertising them in February.
Addressing teachers, students and senior functionaries of education department here at the annual day function of Government Girls High School Gandhi Nagar, the Minister reiterated government’s resolve to meet the targets set in the rolled-out roadmap to fill critical gaps in infrastructure and staff in the education sector, a government spokesperson said.
He said the Education Department is expecting some new initiatives to be announced by the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu in the Budget 2018-19 for this key sector.
The function was also attended by Speaker Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta and Minister of state for Education and Culture, Priya Sethi, Member Legislative Council, Vikram Randhawa the Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmed Shah, Director School Education, Jammu, Ravinder Singh, Director RMSA Tufail Mattoo and Director SSA, A R War.
“We are tirelessly working on a well-defined roadmap to revamp education sector in the state which include consolidation of school infrastructure to meet the set standards at different levels and meet the staff strength in which the state still lacking” he asserted. He said that despite critical gaps the school education department and teachers have shown great results in recent past.
However, he took a dig over some political parties for playing politics over certain issues despite not having made much progress while in remaining power for several years.
“I have no hesitation to say that the education sector has been continuously ignored over last seventy years by these people, but despite that they are playing politics whenever the department comes up with new reforms and policies” he regretted.
Applauding the performance of the students, the Minister said time has come to dispel the notion about the government schools and government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is taking every possible step in this direction.
He said of late, the government schools are doing fairly well in all fields and government would continue to encourage them by holding more such events in future.
He also said government’s goal is to attract maximum enrollment and for that the teachers have to put in more efforts.