Govt to upgrade 6,000 schools with proper infrastructure this year: LG Sinha

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Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that the administration was aware of infrastructural issues faced by teachers and students of government schools and assured that the authorities will upgrade at least 6,000 public schools this year.

Speaking during the Teachers Day at Kashmir International Convention Centre (KICC), Sinha said, “I am aware about the infrastructural issues faced by the teachers and students in government schools.”

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Sinha said, “Today, we have nearly 7,000 such government schools wherein students don’t have enough infrastructure to study in.”

“However, on this teachers day, I assure you that at least 6,000 such schools will be upgraded and equipped with the proper infrastructure this year,” he said.

Sinha said, “I must say that in the past, some ignorant persons have upgraded the undeserving schools by neglecting the deserved ones. We are trying to overcome the problems that have been created in the past.”

The LG further said that teaching a student is not merely teaching about the syllabi. “I think the role of the teachers should be to bring out the actual hidden talent and creativity.”

He also said that a teacher should not only teach what is written in books but also shall give students an education that will boost them to bring some innovative ideas.

“For me, that teacher is not the best who will only appreciate the toppers of the class but the one who will break the barriers and see the uniqueness of all the students separately,” Sinha said.

Quoting a survey, the LG said that in the findings it has come to fore that the traditional way of teaching was developing negative feelings among the students.

He said, “I have full faith that under NEP-2020, besides using traditional methods, the teachers need to adopt non-traditional methods of teaching too so that the uniqueness and the individuality of the students can be carved out.”

Sinha added that the teachers have a huge responsibility to change the ‘outdated and obsolete pattern of teaching’ wherein creativity of the students would be counted rather than the academic marks.

He said, “Rather than providing information to the students, I think we need to give students a lifelong route of a road map wherein they can be successful in the future.”

“The way we are focusing on girl education, I think that in the coming five years, no female student will be out of school and illiterate.” “I have observed that in almost every education sector, girl students are at the forefront,” Sinha said

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