SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that the administration acknowledges infrastructural issues faced by teachers and students of government schools and assured that the authorities will upgrade at least 6,000 such public schools this year.
Addressing a gathering on Teachers Day at the Kashmir International Convention Centre (KICC), Sinha said, “I am aware of the infrastructural issues faced by the teachers and students in government schools. We have nearly 7,000 such government schools wherein students don’t have enough infrastructure. However, on this teacher’s day, I assure you that at least 6,000 such schools will be upgraded and equipped with the proper infrastructure this year.”
Sinha said, “Some ignorant persons have upgraded the undeserving schools by neglecting the deserving ones. We are trying to overcome the problems that have been created in the past.”
Quoting a survey, the LG said that in the findings it has come to fore that the traditional way of teaching was developing negative feelings among the students. “I have full faith that under NEP-2020, besides using traditional methods, the teachers need to adopt non-traditional methods of teaching too so that the uniqueness and the individuality of the students can be carved out.”
Sinha added that the teachers have a huge responsibility to change the ‘outdated and obsolete pattern of teaching’ wherein creativity of the students would be counted rather than the academic marks.
He said, “Rather than providing information to the students, I think we need to give students a lifelong route of a road map wherein they can be successful in the future.”
“The way we are focusing on the education of girls, I think in the coming five years, no female student will be out of school and illiterate,” LG said.