Edu dept committed to provide quality education: Secy edu

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JAMMU: Department of Education is committed to provide educational facilities to far flung and backward areas of the state and for this purpose stock of the facilities is being taken from time to time. In this context, Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah on Thursday, during a high level meeting in the winter capital, Jammu at Civil Secretariat took review of the functioning of the education department in Kulgam Constituency. MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami was also present in the meeting who appraised secretary education about the various matters regarding the Department of Education in his constituency, an official handout read.
Secretary education assured MLA Kulgam that necessary and immediate steps would be taken in this regard. He directed all concerned officials to take necessary steps regarding the literacy rate in the area raised by MLA Kulgam. The matters discussed during the meeting included the availability of teaching staff, strengthening of basic infrastructure, training of teachers, implementation of SSA and RMSA schemes and many other important aspects.
Shah stressed upon all the concerned officers to make the functioning of the department smooth in the area and to make the teaching staff available in all the schools of the area. He directed Director School Education Kashmir, Dr GN Itoo to ensure the framing of calendar for the conduct of different teacher trainings and other activities by the Principal, DIET Kulgam. This would benefit students through well trained teachers. Secretary Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah also took stock of the functioning of SSA and RMSA schemes in the area and directed the concerned to take necessary steps for the effective implementation of the schemes, the handout added.