Altaf Bukhari demands permanent faculty for new colleges


Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Saturday welcomed the establishment of the new colleges across the state and demanded that the state government should simultaneously go for creation of permanent staff for these colleges to achieve the target.

“I wholeheartedly welcome the opening of new colleges and felicitate the Governor for this much-required initiative. However, my earnest appeal would be that the administration should create permanent faculty positions for these colleges or otherwise the purpose of establishing these colleges would be defeated.”

The former minister also urged the governor led administration to take a thorough review of the infrastructure including housing and equipment, besides faculty position in the existing colleges in the state and take effective measures to address the loopholes.

“Also the government must expedite the process of identification and arrangement of land wherever the new colleges are supposed to function in rented accommodations. The need of the hour is to create and advertise the faculty and other staff positions urgently so that the colleges, new and existing ones become real centres of learning in Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.

Bukhari said the existing and newly opened colleges should have basic as well as latest job-oriented courses for students to address the grave issue of rising unemployment in the state.

“Only then can these institutions serve the purpose of providing quality and meaningful education to the youth of the state,” he said, while adding that the government should strike a balance between its focus on expansion of pre-university education and strengthening the infrastructure in colleges across the state


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