JAMMU: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Tourism and Culture, Priya Sethi on Friday emphasised on the integration of subjects offered in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) with higher secondary level.
The minister said this while chairing the preliminary meeting of the task force constituted for streamlining the functioning and improving academic standards of government schools of J&K to analyse the current demands and future prospects of new subjects, an official handout read.
She stressed the integration of subjects shall be done by “co-relating and introducing concerned subject matter at various levels” with special focus on schools located nearby colleges and universities to prepare groundwork for the students to have a better understanding of the subjects they aspire to choose as a career in.
The minister exhorted upon the members to conduct a study to “take into account the vital factors before making recommendations with regard to integration and introduction of new subjects” so that the government could make headways towards fulfilling its objective i.e., “to pave a solid foundation for the students at school level that will ultimately result in guiding them towards a bright future”.
She further asked the members to take recommendations and suggestions from various stakeholders and “come up with new and innovative ideas to design a link with subjects at higher and lower level”.
The minister asked the concerned functionaries to “take key initiatives and monitor the implementation of directions to drive further planning and provisioning”.
Priya stressed on assessing the role of district and school administration besides fixing their responsibilities and further said that the education department had a “major role to play” by setting standards to achieve comprehensive development in educational sector in the state.
She further asked the concerned officers to take necessary measure to streamline the educational setup in the state.