Students Learning Space Must Go Beyond Classroom: LG

‘Our Cities, Villages Witnessing Rapid Transformation In School Education’

Jammu- Asserting that National Education Policy (NEP) puts a special emphasis on engagement & involvement in both classroom and field study, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said Friday that teacher’s most important role today is to create an atmosphere for curiosity, collaboration & encourage the students to be more imaginative and develop creative skills.

“Schools and education system must strive to prepare our students for the real world and they would require at least six skills, curiosity, critical thinking, adaptability, effective communication, teamwork and collaboration, to become more productive, successful in their chosen career,” Sinha said.

The LG made these remarks during the joint annual function of three schools run by Shrimati Dewanini V.Badrinath Educational Trust, at the University of Jammu auditorium on Friday, an official spokesperson said.

The LG highlighted the need to adopt reforms in the education sector and stressed that students’ learning space must go beyond the classroom. He also congratulated the Trust for its immense contribution in the education sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

“Our cities and villages are witnessing rapid transformation in school education. Fusion of technology and tradition are providing the progressive path to schools to be happy schools. The social connection, universal values, life skills can only be learnt in a happy school,” the LG said.

“In the age of acceleration, students are not just the numbers but our future, and they should reflect the fine balance of excellent professionals with empathy, compassion and mindfulness,” he added.

Speaking on the transformation taking place in the education system across the country, the LG said National Education Policy has put special emphasis on engagement and involvement in both classroom as well as field study.

“A teacher’s most important role today is to create an atmosphere for curiosity, collaboration, and encourage the students to be more imaginative and develop creative skills,” he added.

The LG emphasized that schools must nurture independent thinking, provide vibrant space for individual growth.

“It will help knowledge, skills, innovation and awareness to blossom,” Sinha said, adding “A student’s capacity to be a better scientist, doctor, engineer, musician hinges on the efforts to be more inquisitive, creative and learn the values that will act as navigation tools for the future,”

The LG also highlighted the need to focus on increased student-teacher engagement, where a teacher acts as collaborator & mentor, and encourages the students to think across the boundaries of subjects and disciplines.

Gauri Nayar, Secretary DBN Trust in her welcome address, threw light on the working of the schools run by the trust.

Shrimati Dewanini V.Badrinath Educational Trust runs three institutions- DBN Vidya Mandir Mubarak Mandi, DBN Vidya Mandir Amarvilla and SNS Vidya Mandir. The DBN institutions are highly regarded throughout J&K as hubs for excellence.

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