SRINAGAR: Senior Advocate Zafar Shah on Saturday said that the private sector in education has a major responsibility in preparing the new generation to compete globally and make them future leaders. He was addressing a gathering of school owners of Pulwama and Shopian districts at Town Hall Pulwama.

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Private school promoters in a JKPSA meeting at Pulwama on July 9, 2022

Shah said the private sector must take their ventures as a mission and not as a business. Stressing the need to meet the challenges of changing times, he urged the schools to equip the children with knowledge in a manner that they are able to face challenges as may emerge in the near future.

Besides, Shah urged the schools that they need to provide quality education to children and for that purpose they need quality teachers. He said that a child after spending his formative years in these schools under the guidance of able teachers will be able to compete globally in the 21st century.

Shah urged the school owners to strengthen their association so as to overcome the challenges that are ahead of them while implementing New Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Earlier, President PSAJK G N Var in his address explained in detail the difficulties and problems faced by the private schools. He said that the space for private schools is being narrowed down by authorities. They are being asked for multiple certificates and NOCs when it comes to registration or up-gradation. This consumes much of our energy and resources leading little room to think over investing in quality education, he said. He asked the Government to provide a stress free atmosphere to private schools so that they can focus on quality education which should be the prime duty of a school owner. He urged the school owners of both the districts to prioritise teacher’s training and capacity building so that they are able to implement the New Education Policy in letter and spirit.


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