Urging youth not to forget that getting quality and moral education has to be their primary ambition, Independent leader and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed on Thursday has said that sports activities should be limited for a certain period in and within educational institutions.
While addressing at a sports event at Batergam Kupwara, Rasheed said “students have every right to become part of sports activities but it is being observed that day by day student are focusing more on co-curricular activities and lesser on education, which should be a matter of great concern. While there is no dearth of talent in J&K despite the volatile situation, the government is not doing enough to ensure children a quality education, said a spokesman.
Most of the schools lack staff, infrastructure, toilet facilities, sanitation and drinking water facilities. It should have been priority for any government to spend the major allocation of its budget on improving education sector but unfortunately, the useless schemes like midday meals and extra co-curricular activities have hampered and paralyzed the education system.
For the want of accountability, the high schools and higher Secondary’s in remote areas have been left to the mercy of God and government seems to be less interested in increasing the standard and level of competition among students especially in government schools.
Rasheed reiterated that it should be made compulsory for teachers, government employees and public representatives to enrol their children in government schools.
Unless and until the kids of bureaucrats are not enrolled in government schools, bureaucrats and public representatives will never show the desired interest in bringing J&K on the international map with respect to education.