SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, School Education and Transport, Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday held a meeting to review the status of school infrastructure in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, here.
The meeting was attended by Director School Education, Kashmir, Director School Education, Jammu, all Chief education officers of the UT of J&K, Chief Engineer PHE, Kashmir, Director Finance, other senior officers of R&B, Finance and JKPCC.
The Director School Education, Jammu and all CEOs participated through video conference while other officers participated in person.
The meeting deliberated over rationalization of student-teacher ratio in schools, renovation of institutions, a quality check of Mid-Day meals, distribution of Tabs, utilization of abandoned school buildings, the establishment of school cultural wings, creation of attendance application for students and teachers, utilization of funds and other important issues.
During the meeting Principal Secretary directed Chief Education officers (CEO) to file a detailed report of the number of school buildings and related infrastructure including washrooms, laboratories etc that needs renovation, whitewashing and face lifting. He also instructed officers to prepare schools and fumigate these to make schools livable with all the facilities including drinking water before the opening of schools.
He directed the Directors of School Education, Kashmir and Jammu to establish smart classes and provide every school with television sets. He also instructed them to issue Health cards to the schools to maintain the health record of students.
Meanwhile, Samoon told officers to utilize the funds issued for the purpose of the development of education and institutions. He further told them to file the report for the requisition of funds within a few days.
He suggested Directors and CEOs to create one composite institution in each district and one community-owned government school with the help of society.
Regarding drinking water facility in the schools, Chief Engineer PHE Kashmir informed that they had a target of 1836 schools of which 1278 were fully provided with the facility while the work is going on in the Jammu region.