A three-day consultative module design conference of Master Trainers of Jammu and Kashmir concluded at the Directorate of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) at Srinagar.The conference was attended by 45 Master Trainers in which Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah was the chief guest at the valedictory function.The conference was aimed to upgrade the training module for the training of over 90000 teachers of the State for 2017-18. State Project Director SSA Saugat Biswas, briefed the Secretary Education about the massive training programme organized for in-service teachers of the State during 2016-17.The State had planned the training programme in cascade mode and organized the training in collaboration with Simple Education Foundation, New Delhi with advice from NCERT, Jammu University and Colleges of Education, SIEs of the State.The training programme was rolled out at the Zonal/Bi-zonal level and concluded as per planned schedule.
In his address, Farooq Shah emphasized the need and importance of the refresher trainings for Middle and Primary school teachers. The quality of education imparted to the students of the government schools can be raised only when the teachers will be capacity enabled and given enough motivation and support for teaching in the schools with innovative methods, he added.He urged the Master Trainers to remain focused on the trainings of the teachers and monitor that the trainings show results at the classroom level. He appreciated the efforts put in by the Master Trainers, Resource Persons who worked with high dedication and completed the refresher trainings in 2016-17.Later, he distributed certificates of appreciation to all the Master Trainers as recognition of their accomplishment.