Former Minister and PDP’s Chadoora MLA, Javaid Mustafa Mir, Monday alerted his party, which runs government in J&K, to take education sector seriously.
Participating in debate over grants to Education Sector, Mir, said, “given the infrastructure development policy of our government, some schools in my area even lack separate basic toilet facility.”
Quoting an incident, he said, “in a government run school at BK Pora, I built a separate toilet facility for girl students. There was no such facility; I spent money from my CDF.”
Mir was Revenue Minister during late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed led PDP-BJP government.
Lauding the transfer policy of this department, he said, “the education department has been claiming that it is consolidating the school education system by not opening new schools but it is not happening in my constituency.”
He further said that he got a concrete wall constructed around a government school. “Boys would cross over fencing into the girls school but I got the boundary wall constructed in concrete so that nobody can peep in.”
Asserting that he was a responsible representative of his people, he said, “I’m not here for buttering.” “I am here to show mirror to my party so that people are benefitted.”
Participating in the debate, former MoS, and PDP’s DH Pora MLA, Ab Majeed Padder said revealed that clubbing of schools “actually failed in enhancing the quality of education in his area”.
“My area is majorly a Kandi area,” he told the house, “why and what measures this government took to club schools in my area, I don’t understand.”
He added, “because of clubbing of schools in my area, the dropout rate increased manifold.” “The idea of consolidating schools was to decrease it.”
The clubbing of schools, he said, “ruined 35 buildings.”
He further said that 33 schools in his area were working without Headmasters.
Blaming National Conference for “education mess” in his constituency, he said, “there is no girls middle school in my constituency.”
Youngest lawmaker in the house representing PDP rom Rafiabad, Yawar Mir, asked the education minister to ensure electricity and fans in valley schools. “Nobody will sit here (in assembly) if there is no fan, so how do you expect that students will sit in schools without this facility?”
Lauding the Super 50 initiative of the government, Mir demanded one such facility for students in his constituency as well.
Under Super 50, students are given three months free of cost coaching to compete in competitive exams.