Education officials emphasize strong teacher-parent relationship for student development
Pampore: A day-long Community Mobilization Programme was successfully conducted at Government Middle School Lalpora Chatlam village in Pampore Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. The programme was organized by the Education Department Pulwama.
The event was graced by Joint Director South Kashmir Jahangir Ahmad Khanday, who served as the chief guest and Chief Education Officer Pulwama while Chief Education Officer Pulwama Abdul Qayoom Nadvi, was the guest of honour.
During the day-long programme, speakers shed light on the vital relationship between teachers and parents, emphasizing its significance in a child’s education and overall development.
The event was attended by Principal BHSS Pampore Mohammad Amin Rather, ZEO Pampore Abdul Rashid Teli, Ex-State President JKTF Mohammad Afzal Bhat, Provincial President JKTF Hamid Ullah Tramboo, and District Secretary JKTF Mohammad Amin Bhat. Also present were Zonal Cultural Coordinator Bilal Ahmad Wani, Coordinator Community Mobilization Mohammad Yousuf Kuchay, Organiser Community Mobilization Altaf Ahmad Lone, and Sarpanch Mir Adil Ahmad, among other dignitaries, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The group of students of the school showcased their talents through a captivating cultural programme. Their brilliant performances left a lasting impression on the guests, teachers, and other dignitaries present at the event.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, the Joint Director of Education South Kashmir highlighted the importance of the relationship between community mobilization, parents, and teachers. He explained that regular meetings are conducted to gather feedback about students, both from teachers and parents. This feedback helps in understanding the children’s progress, and the relationship between these stakeholders should continue to strengthen in the future.
He said that the government has issued an order stating that teacher meetings should be held on the 26th of every month. In cases where the 26th is a holiday, the meeting should be rescheduled for the next working day. This directive ensures the continuity of these essential interactions, promoting collaboration and feedback exchange between parents, teachers, and the community for the betterment of the students’ education, he said.
The Joint Director said this programme is a beneficial initiative. “It allows for identifying and addressing any shortcomings. If there are deficiencies, they are pointed out, or if parents notice issues in their children, they share them with the teachers. Teachers then work to resolve these issues. The purpose and goal are to ensure a good education for our students, and the government is ready to assist in every possible way,” he said.
The children studying in government schools are essentially our own children, and parents need not worry, the JD said. However, it is crucial for parents to follow the rules set by the government, especially the order mandating monthly parent-teacher meetings, he added.
This regular interaction ensures continuous collaboration between parents and teachers, fostering a positive learning environment for the students, with support from the government., Jahangir said. “Nowadays, parents often overlook whether a private school is registered when enrolling their children.”
He emphasized that private schools must obtain valid registration to be considered legitimate. In cases where a school’s registration has expired, they are required to renew it online to validate their status. However, there are schools operating without proper registration, which are not within official knowledge. Therefore, parents should check whether a school is registered before making the decision to enroll their children.
The Joint Director said that in schools where a lot of government land is available, we do not need additional land. “If we need to construct a school, government land is available, and the infrastructure in government schools has significantly improved over time. Previously, it used to be basic, but if you look around today, the infrastructure is excellent everywhere,” he said.