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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