Govt to establish 41 KGBV, 311 KG schools

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Srinagar: To strengthen the basic infrastructure of education sector in Jammu and Kashmir, government has decided to establish 41 KGBV residential schools, 311 Kindergarten and 157 CAL centres in the state.
“To strengthen the basic infrastructure of education sector in Jammu and Kashmir 41 KGBV residential schools with an expenditure of Rs 10 crores shall be completed this year whereas 311 Kindergarten and 157 CAL centres will also be established during current year so that students will be benefited with the latest technology like smart classes, etc,” Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah said during different meetings held here on Wednesday.
He said that 22 Model schools will also be established this year in order to provide quality education to the students with the help of latest techniques and technologies. “By the establishment of 41 KGBVs students besides getting education can also get residential facilities. School education department has taken an initiative under the state plan and SSA of establishing 311 Kindergarten schools this year by which our young students can be educated and keen interest towards schools can be developed among them,” he said.
Shah reviewed various ongoing construction works in the education sector with all the concerned officers. He impressed upon all the officers and executing agencies to complete the works of 2018-19 under Capex Budget in a stipulated time frame.
Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo, Director School Education Jammu Rakesh Kumar Srangal, Director Planning School Education Javeed Ahmad Mattoo, Deputy Director Planning Muhammad Yousuf Rather, Executive Engineers of Jammu and Kashmir, Ramakant Sharma, Ataanjee, Hashim-u-din, Peerzada Afaaq and Field Officer SSA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah were also present in the meeting.
Meanwhile, in another meeting at civil secretariat here, Shah and Secretary Higher Education Muhammad Javeed Khan jointly took a review of EDUSAT and SIT’s (Satellite interactive terminal).
A committee comprising of Director Colleges Zahoor Ahmad Chaat, Directors of School Education Kashmir and Jammu, Director Technical Education and Nodal Principals of Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir was constituted. The committee was directed to submit detailed report within one month’s time and submit the recommendations for the smooth functioning of EDUSAT and SIT’s.
Principal Women’s College MA Road Srinagar, Principal Amar Singh College and other concerned officers were also present in the meeting.