Stressing the need for reviving extra-curricular activities in schools to encourage hands-on learning, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhter today said the initiatives taken by the present Government have started bearing fruit and tangible results would be seen on the ground soon.
The Minister during an extensive tour of various educational institutions in Jammu region interacted with the teachers and students and stressed upon the teachers to ensure that live demonstrations and field visits are arranged for children to make learning interesting and joyful. He stressed for teaching the students in the language that is easily comprehensible.
He stressed for taking steps to increase enrolment in the government schools and asked Director School Education to take necessary steps for providing special coaching to bright and outstanding students so that they can successfully qualify various competitive examinations.
The Director Education Jammu Simrandeep Singh informed the Minister that laptops would be provided to the teachers for giving live demonstration on various topics.
The Minister directed to rationalize the teaching staff in the schools of their respective districts. It was directed that SSA schools with zero enrolment should be closed and staff from these schools be deployed in the nearby SSA schools.
CEOs were also directed to prepare a database of the staff at the divisional and district level within one month. He asked the concerned officers to stress on community participation for improving educational scenario in the schools.
The Minister said that efforts should be made to start extra classes for weaker students in the schools for which the services of the surplus staff could be utilized.