Secretary, Education Farooq Ahmad Shah today directed the officers of School Education Department to work for effective implementation of “J&K Education Roadmap” for strengthening the education sector in the state.The Secretary issued these directions while chairing State Steering Committee of School Education Department at Directorate of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Jammu.Chairperson, Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education Veena Pandita, Director School Education Kashmir Dr. G.N. Itoo, Director School Education Jammu Rakesh Kumar, State Project Director RMSA Tufail Mattoo and State Project Director SSA Abdul Rashid War were present in the meeting.The meeting discussed various issues related to reforming DIETs, Human Resource Management, Remedial teaching, learning enhancement, Vocational Education, Mid-Day Meal scheme, establishment of special schools for Children with Special Needs etc.Director School Education, Kashmir Dr. G.N Itoo briefed the meeting about the implementation of “J&K Education Roadmap” in Kashmir division. He apprised the Secretary, Education about the works going on to strengthen the basic infrastructure in schools in the Valley.
Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary Education said that the government would make every possible effort to implement the roadmap for three years.He further said that education is the foundation of a strong nation and the future of our students lies in the hands of the teachers. He informed that 2018 is being celebrated as ‘Year of Infrastructure Development’ in education sector.During the meeting, different committees were constituted to study Karnataka Model for Human Resource Management and Rajasthan Model for Integrated Data Management Information System. Detailed discussions were held on the outcomes of National Achievement Survey 2017 and the need to improve learning levels of students. Both the SIEs of the state were instructed to prepare plan for enhancing the learning levels as per the need shown in the Assessment Survey.