Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Tribal Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali, on Monday ordered de-clubbing of government educational institutions that had earlier been clubbed due to less enrolment.
“Education, being an effective instrument for creating a progressed and prosperous society, is receiving special focus of the present dispensation and all the schools are being equipped with modern infrastructure and highly qualified staff to make these institutions centres of excellence”, the Minister maintained.
The Education Minister said this while chairing a review meeting of education sector of Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.
Minister for Health and Medical Education Devinder Kumar Manyal, Minister of State for Education, Shakti Raj Parihar, Legislators Priya Sethi, Devender Singh Rana, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, Rajesh Gupta, Rajeev Sharma, Jeevan Lal, Dr Krishan Lal, Kuldeep Raj, Charanjit Singh Khalsa, Vikram Randhawa were also present in the meeting.
Taking strong cognizance of poor performance of some of the schools, the Minister instructed the Director to take action against the erring officers and teachers who have registered zero percent result. He also asked for ascertaining the reasons behind poor academic performance of students so that requisite measures are initiated to improve the results.
“The government has approved engagement of 20,000 watch-and-wards in schools for security and safety of students and educational infrastructure as well” he asserted.
The Minister asked for making Urdu language, being official dialect in the state, as compulsory subject in government as well as private institutions upto primary level. He called for exempting teachers from all non-academic duties in the larger interest of the student community.
Minister of State for School Education Shakti Raj Parihar, said that education department have a great role in shaping the future of students who are builders of a strong nation.