Gujjar and Bakerwal hostels to be converted into residential schools

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JAMMU: As per the instructions by Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, the Gujjar and Bakerwal hostels of the state will be converted into residential schools.
All the concerned have been given necessary instructions in regard. In the same context, quoting the instructions from Minister for Education, Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah after a meeting with Secretary Tribal Affairs, Salma Hameed in Civil Secretariat Jammu said that the Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostels in the state shall be converted into residential schools.
He said that Director School Education Kashmir, Director School Education Jammu, Director Tribal Affairs Jammu and Kashmir, Secretary State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjar and Bakerwal shall coordinate with each other and get a survey conducted to workout feasibility of opening of these residential schools and submit a report within 60 days.
He said that department shall provide necessary faculty to EKLAVYA Model Residential Schools in district Kulgam and district Anantnag during 2018-19 session. Secretary education said that these residential schools shall be monitored by concerned principals of DIETs.
Secretary Tribal Affairs, Salma Hameed presented details about the conversion of Gujjar and Bakerwal hostels into residential schools. The meeting was also attended by Joint Director Planning Javaid Iqbal Mattoo, Deputy Secretary Tribal Affairs Vivek Modi and many other officers.
Secretary Education also inspected many examination centres for the conduct of annual examination for Class 12th in Jammu and took stock of the facilities being provided to the students.
He said that during many high level meetings necessary instructions for the smooth conduct of examinations have been given.
He said that during the examination “no other activity shall be allowed in the examination centres and apart from students appearing in the examination and supervisory staff no other person shall be allowed to be in the centre”.
He directed the supervisory staff to strictly adhere to the set norms.