‘SED will rollout mentor-teacher initiative to boost learning outcomes’

‘SED will rollout mentor-teacher initiative to boost learning outcomes’
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Jammu, Dec 7: Chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the School Education Department (SED) and progress achieved under various schemes during the ongoing financial year, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday said that SED would rollout a ‘mentor-teacher’ initiative to boost the learning outcomes and all primary schools would have kindergartens by 31 March 2022.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the chief secretary emphasised the early implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) in J&K and directed the department to expeditiously open kindergartens across all 8000 government schools in a staggered manner with due convergence with sources under CAPEX and MGNREGA.

He asked the department to ensure operationalisation of kindergartens in schools of the winter zone within two months and the summer zone by 31 March 2022.

Under the scheme Talash, the chief secretary asked the SED to rope in panchayats and enroll all out-of-school children and ensure universal enrolment of students in J&K.

Taking a serious note of the dropout rates in government schools, he directed the SED to fix its responsibility on the teachers failing to provide avenues of quality education to these young minds.

Mehta asked the department to reduce the dropout rates in higher classes to half of the existing figures.

He asked the SED to roll out the “mentor-teacher” initiative by the end of December, where one teacher would be entrusted with the learning responsibility of 10 pupils.

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