SRINAGAR: Department of Education, Jammu and Kashmir is organising educational tours for students under the Student Exchange programme (SEP) of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
In this connection, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Dr G N Itoo on Monday flagged off a batch of students from Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh, Srinagar for an educational tour to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
According to an official handout issued here, Director School Education Kashmir said these tours “give a chance to the students to interact with the students of another places” and that the “interest of students in teaching-learning process is enhanced”.
Another group of students from Jammu also left for the tour to Andaman and Nicobar. The group of 40 students from the state will visit various educational institutions in Andaman and Nicobar and will also tour Chennai where they shall visit educational institutions and experience the teaching-learning process in the state. They are also scheduled to visit the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Museum, the handout read.
Expressing joy, the students said that this tour shall benefit them in understanding the educational setup at Andaman and Nicobar and other places.
“These students were selected for the tour on their brilliant success in the recent Matriculation examinations,” it read.
Meanwhile, Secretary School Education Farooq Ahmad Shah expressed his good wishes to these students and said that one more group of students under student exchange programme will be shortly sent to other states of India.
Thanking the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for its support, he said, “In 2018, ten thousand students from the state shall make such visits to different states.”
A group of students from Andaman and Nicobar had visited the State of Jammu and Kashmir in the month of October 2017 and the administration of Andaman and Nicobar had invited the students from Jammu and Kashmir for a visit, the handout added.