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The Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Wednesday said although J&K has the best talent available among students and teachers, there is need to provide an enabling environment and requisite motivation to excel. He said there is need to develop working models within institutions with the help of students on commercial lines, so that they could explore their inner abilities, imbibe local needs and job-intensive skills to be enterprisers.
The Minister said this while speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of Mega Job Fest-2015, organized by the Centre for Career Planning & Counselling, University of Kashmir, in collaboration with the CT Group of Institutions, Jallandhar, at University of Kashmir, here Wednesday, an official statement said this evening.
Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that the aspirants at the fest present the best face of the State. He said it is the day that will mark their first step into the world of realities and beautiful dreams. He said finding a job may be a challenge in the point of time, however it is the knowledge, time, skills that have been invested in their overall personality development which may help them sail through on the day.
Advising the students, to consider such opportunities as launching platform for their career, the Minister said that initially there may be a phase when they would have to rough it out against odds, but sticking around will ensure them a better and secure future.
The Minister said that in today’s market economy the companies or the enterprises look for the people who would work hard to add value to their organization, and thus would look for nothing else but hard-work, soft skills, loyalty and determination in the people that they hire.
Appreciating the organisers for their endeavour, the Minister said he would wish the ambit of such an exercise is further widened and results in picking up record number of aspirants.
Later, the Minister also attended One Day Conference of Principals & Academic Administrators at the University. The conference with the theme ‘Higher Education: Issues & Challenges’ was organised by the UGC- Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kashmir, the statement informed.
The Minister said that it was an important decision of the present dispensation to club the Education Ministry, which is turning out to be a game changer, trying to turn around the whole education system in the State.
The Minister said that the education scenario especially at the Higher Education level is fast changing in rest of the World, adding that it is high time that we in the State put in our best towards rejuvenating the education system to bring it to speed. He said that the expansion of the Higher Education system needs to be properly planned and challenges overcome.
The Minister said that creativity, talent and inquisitiveness needs to be encouraged among the students, adding that there is need to ponder on the issue as how education would add value to a human being. He said we need to work towards development of a knowledge society, and added that diversity of learning environments and learning approaches should be encouraged and there should be freedom to experiment on a much larger scale with innovative ideas.
The Minister said that another level of education which is key to the educational system, to the growth of the society, for the development of a knowledge society, to tap human energies and a potentiality is the School Education. He said we need to devise means to integrate Higher and School Education systems meanwhile, adoption of certain schools by the Colleges could provide guidance and handholding to them to develop into model schools at par with private counterparts.