Advisor Ganai Stresses On Biometric Attendance Of Teachers

“Efforts should be made to enable students to sit in national, international competitions”

SRINAGAR — The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ga­nai Saturday visited various gov­ernment run schools in Sonwar area in Srinagar to take stock of the educational and infrastruc­tural facilities in these educa­tional institutions.

Ganai was accompanied by Direc­tor School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo, Joint Director, Abid Hussain, Chief Education Officer Srinagar, M K Fazili and other officials.

Ganai while stressing the need to prepare students for various com­petitive said education, this com­petitive age, does not mean only to pass academic examinations. “Com­petition is not only at the country level but also at the international level,” he said. “We have to make our students ready for competition at international level and for this our quality of teaching and learning has to improve substantially.”

Ganai stressed on improving of both teaching and learning process in schools and said, “Education is a two way process, when quality of teaching is improved, quality of learning will also improve”.

He said every effort to develop scientific temperament among the students should be made so that the goal of making students able to sit and succeed in the competitive examinations is accomplished.

Laying emphasis on capac­ity building of teachers he said, “Knowledge is not stagnant so I think there is need of capac­ity building of teachers both in schools as well as colleges level”.

He added that interaction and training among teachers is neces­sary and this will help us in im­proving our learning out comes.

In this connection Advisor di­rected Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo to submit a proposal for the capacity building programmes for the students and teachers through National and In­ternational Exposure visits.

The Advisor also directed all the concerned officers to make sure the effective implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the Education Sector.

Ganaie visited library and vari­ous classes in many schools and interacted with teachers and stu­dents to assess the quality of teach­ing learning process in schools.

He directed the school manage­ments to ensure attendance of all teachers is marked through bio-metric system. He said biomet­ric attendance in all government schools will greatly enhance ele­ment of accountability and en­sure proper education and com­pletion of syllabus on time.

Ganai was also given briefing about the academic activities, conduct of examinations, and attendance of students by the school in-charges.

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