Jammu and Kashmir government directs education department to make schools tech-friendly

Smart classroom introduced at a government high school. (TOI photo: Ashish K Vincent)

Jammu and Kashmir government today directed the state education department to roll out new technology-driven initiatives in the educational institutions to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Minister of state for Information, Education and Culture, Priya Sethi visited the rural and border schools, and said the J&K government has started setting new standards in state’s education sector.

Interacting with the functionaries of the Education Department during her visit to various schools in district Samba, the minister said that the government has initiated various measures to transform the education sector so that the students in J&K can compete with their counterparts in other states of the country.

She said the initiatives like smart classrooms, Model Schools, Cluster Universities and other such measures are going to go a long way in improving the quality of teaching and learning.

During her visit, the minister took stock of the facilities in educational institutions of Samba, including checking the quality of the mid-day meals given to the students.

During her visit, Sethi inspected GHSS Boys Samba, GHSS Girls Samba, Government Middle School Kehli Mandi, Government Middle School Budwani and Government High School Diani.

 She interacted with students and staff members and stressed upon developing good reading and writing skills.
 At GHSS Girls Samba, the minister enquired from its CEO about steps being taken to make it a model school.
 The School Principal was directed to install internet connection in school.
 she took serious note of dilapidated condition of GMS Boys Kehli Mandi and passed directions for its immediate repairs.
She also interacted with members of village education committee of Govt High School Diani and called for effective monitoring of the local schools by village education committees.

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