Minister for School Education, Hajj and Auqaf and Trial Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali on Wednesday e-inaugurated 22 residential (in-house) schools and 20 e-classrooms for Gujjar and Bakerwal Students across the State.
Minister of State for Education, Tourism, Tribal Affairs, R&B, Rural Development Information, YS&S, Revenue and Culture Shakti Raji Parihar, Vice-Chairman J&K State Advisory Board of Development of Gujjar and Bakerwals Gulzar Ahmed Khatana, MLA Farooq Andrabi, Secretary Tribal Affairs (TA) Salma Hamid, Special Secretary TA Muhammed Sharief, Director TA Muhammed Rafi, Secretary Advisory Board Mukhtar Ahmed and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
The Minister was informed that e-classes were developed with an estimated cost of Rs 50 lakh, and the infrastructure and the staff for running these in-house schools and e-classes is provided by the School Education Department.
On the occasion, the Minister congratulated the concerned Deputy Commissioners, Chief Education Officers, and other concerned officers who were connected online from respective districts where the residential schools and e-classes were started.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the efforts should be made to make these institutions as schools of par-excellence.
The Minister said it is only the education that can help in the development of the society by broadening its vision. He said the present dispensation is undertaking many steps to bring in quality and modernization in the education sector which helps in nation building.
The Minister said in present day and age use of innovative teaching methodologies, equipping students with the latest techniques and technologies is a must.
Assuring all possible support to in-house schools, the Minister said whatever, material would be required, whether it is infrastructure or human resource, it will be provided to them duly. However, the concerned officers in the respective districts should ensure that there is no compromise on the quality of education provided in these schools, the Minister said.