Srinagar: The Foundation World School (FWS) held its maiden media meet with several working journalists at its kindergarten campus at Humhama here. The theme of the event was “Challenges and Opportunities- Education and Educational Infrastructure In J&K in next 10 years” wherein the participants discussed the prevailing education scenario and put forth their view point about exploring opportunities for betterment of the sector in coming future. The participants also discussed about the present challenges faced in running the sector.
The speakers put forward their suggestions for the up gradation of educational scenario to impart quality education to the students in Kashmir.
Emphasis was laid on teacher training and introduction of diverse subject choices at school level which can prepare students for not only jobs but for life.
In his address, Director FWS said that the time to prepare students for exam has no relevance now but efforts should be given to get students prepared for life.
“The vision to start Foundation school, that uses the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum, came up with an objective to impart stress-free education to students as suggested by Cambridge curriculum,” he said.
Journalists Gowhar Geelani, Mufti Islah, Faisal Yaseen and Syed Rizwan Geelani spoke about the functioning of the education department. Besides, former director school education Kashmir (DSEK) Mohammad Rafi and Deputy Director Food civil Supplies and consumer affairs department Syed Shanawaz Bukhari also spoke at the occasion.
The members from media fraternity concluded on a note that effective innovations in the education and education infrastructure can help to produce the needed high-quality learning outcomes across the system. At the end five winners of Foundation contest questionnaire titled “How well you know Foundation?” were awarded 10,000 prize money to each.