14 kindergartens to come up at Srinagar, Jammu

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SRINAGAR: Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah on Sunday directed the concerned officials to expedite the works on the construction of various educational institutions in Srinagar so that they were completed within the stipulated deadline. He toured many schools of District Srinagar and reviewed the construction work going on in these institutions.
Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah along with Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo and other officers of the Department on Sunday visited many Srinagar schools and reviewed various construction works going on in the city and also took stock of the arrangements being made for the upgradation of SIE Kashmir and all the DIETs, an official handout read.
Secretary Education visited DIET Srinagar and SIE Kashmir at Bemina and took stock of the construction works going on there. He directed Director School Education Kashmir to develop a Unique Divisional Level Model Herbal Garden in SIE Kashmir to add to the beauty of the institute.
He directed the officials from the engineering wing of the department to accelerate the construction works in the Institute and also make sure the availability of all the facilities in the auditorium of SIE Kashmir.
Quoting Minister for Education’s statement regarding the upgradation of all the DIETs, Secretary Education said this visit was a part of that process.
Talking about the steps being taken for the education of specially-abled children in the state, Secretary Education said that special centres will be established in every district for the education of these children and a special master trainers group for the purpose shall be trained at SIE Kashmir so that they can work at district level and monitor the functioning of these centres for specially-abled children. In this regard he directed SIE Kashmir to take necessary steps in this regard.
During his visit to High school Sonwar, Secretary Education announced that during the current session 14 Kindergarten Centres shall be established in the state, 7 each in Jammu and Srinagar.
He said that these centres shall start from High school Sonwar and necessary directions in this regard were given to the headmaster of the school on the spot.
Director School Education briefed Secretary Education that the arrangements for the upgradation of all the DIETs were being put in place and in that connection, arrangements for the purpose shall be finalised very soon, the handout added.