SRINAGAR: Education Department J&K today witnessed a historical day when in a significant move Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta interacted with thousands of teachers all across the UT in the Auditorium of SKICC here.
The event was organized by School Education Department J&K. Besides, Principal Secretary SED, B.K.Singh; DSEK, Dr. Tassaduq Hussain and DSEJ, Dr. Ravi Shanker Sharma, senior officers of the department participated in the event.
The teachers from every district of the UT interacted with Chief Secretary on different issues like NEP 2020 and its implementation, Quality Education, Deliverables for the department and other issues. Chief Secretary responded to the queries of teachers and listened to their suggestions patiently.
A two-hour long interaction of teachers ended with the Presidential address by Chief Secretary during which he inspired the teachers to work for the betterment of the system and put in their efforts to make JK UT number one in education sector in the whole country.
He laid particular emphasis on School ratings, parent teacher meetings, feedback from students which is real time assessment, self-introspection etc. He asked that NEP 2020 is to be rolled out with 360-degree approach for the overall upliftment of educational sector.
Dr Mehta emphasized on putting in best efforts for eradication of the ‘Educationally Backward’ concept and overcoming the barriers associated with it.
He also advised stakeholders to strengthen Complex heads and timetable shall be framed at complex head level for exchange of human and other resources for better results. He also stressed the need for encouraging the teachers with outstanding performance and prioritization of digital learning. Capacity building programmes in virtual mode and other e-initiatives is the need of the hour, he observed.
Principal Secretary SED, B.K.Singh gave a detailed presentation on the achievements of School Education Department in JK and in his address encouraged and appreciated the role of school teachers in raising the standards of Education in UT which has lead to UT to become one among the top rankers in National Achievement Survey 2021.
Earlier the event started with welcome address by DSEK Dr. Tassaduq Hussain who in his address expressed gratitude to CS for giving such an opportunity to the stakeholders of Education Department. He also advised the teachers to take advantage of the programme and hoped that this stage will prove to be a launching pad for our teachers to implement various policies and flagship programmes in their true letter & spirit.
The event ended with Vote of thanks to the chair and the audience by Additional Secretary SED Mr. Naseer Ahmad Wani.