Govt to reduce vacation duration: Peerzada
Jammu, Feb 6: The Minister for Education, Peerzada Muhammad Sayeed, on Sunday said the government was contemplating to reduce the vacation period in all educational institutions to increase the yearly class working days to enable the students to complete their syllabus well in time.
Peerzada while listing the reforms introduced to further perk up the education standards in the state said that to meet the demands of the modern academic trends there was a need to have more class working days. He said cutting the duration of the vacation would help in broadening the scope of curricular and co-curricular activities. He said the state has set a goal for achieving hundred percent literacy for which several reformative measures have been taken. He said the education system is being revised and revitalized to make education available to every part of the state and enable the students to compete at national level.
Maintaining that education sector has witnessed a major expansion, he said that Jammu region alone has 1000 Primary Schools, 337 Middle schools, 110 high schools, 62 Higher Secondary Schools, and three migrant schools, besides a number of EGS centers and Kasturbha Gandhi kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas. He said Rashtriya Madhayamik Shiksha Abhyan is being implemented in the state and so far 182 schools have been covered with the provision of spending Rs 46 lakhs in each school for development of infrastructure.
Minister said that during past some years the results in the government schools have greatly improved and the parents now prefer to send their wards to government run schools. He gave due credit to the dedication and devotion of teachers fraternity and hoped that they will continue their missionary spirit to further improve the quality of education in their schools.
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