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Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Tuesday said good communication skills in students are like their “passport to the job market” across the globe.
Stressing on imparting quality education with focus on overall personality development of the students, the Minister said that education must be result-oriented and relevant to the present scenario, an official statement said this evening.
Akhtar was interacting with the students and faculty members of Government Degree College in Poonch here Tuesday. Deputy Chairman of J&K Legislative Council, Jahangir Hussain Mir, accompanied the Minister who inspected different departments of the college and also interacted with the students and faculty members.
While interacting with the students and faculty members of the Sericulture Department, the Minister directed the college administration to establish a Cocoon Rearing Centre and Mushroom Cultivation Centre as local business models involving students from different parts of the district.
“It will be the first of its kind initiative in the state,” Akhtar said, while directing the college authorities to focus on vocational courses.
He also directed DC Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani, to assist the college administration in establishing the centres. Dr Shamim Banday, Coordinator, Add-On Course in Sericulture, apprised the Minister about other activities of the department.
While interacting with the students of English Department, Mr Akhtar highlighted the need of improving communication skills in them, “In the present economic scenario, good communication skills are like a passport to the job market,” he said.
Stressing on nurturing creative abilities among the students, the Minister asked the faculty of English Department to focus on different aspects of communication skills.
The Minister was briefed by the Principal of GDC Poonch and Professor MH Shah, Coordinator IQAC, about the expected visit of NAAC Peer Team to college and works to be undertaken to give fillip to infrastructure development.
Earlier, the minister also visited Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Poonch where he stressed the teachers to work with dedication and make it their mission to achieve best outcomes.
“Your performance must motivate the students to seek admission in government schools,” Akhtar told the teachers.
The minister also asked the staff to purchase a projector for interactive learning and issued clear instruction to CEO Poonch not to detain students of Class 10 and Class 12, who fail golden tests, from appearing in final exam. He also appreciated the CEO for starting evening classes in schools of the district.
However, Akhtar said the performance of the school will be under watch and stressed the teachers to check the homework of students regularly, make lesson plans and prepare and maintain teachers dairy.
He also visited Jamia Zia Ul Uloom Poonch and appreciated the contribution of Moulana Ghulam Qadir, the patron of the institution, in providing quality education. He was accompanied by R&B Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari and MLA Haveli, Shah Mohammad Tantray.