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Teaching, non-teaching staff working tirelessly to transform


Press Trust of India Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today applauded the teaching and non-teaching staff for streamlining the education sector in the state.

Bukhari, while speaking in the Legislative Council, said, "Taking note of the fact that the Education department has started witnessing visible transformation on the ground, the government increased the CAPEX Budget of the School Education Department for the year 2018-19 to keep the momentum of the infrastructure upgradation".

He said the investment in education sector means investment in the future of children.

"We cannot afford to make our students suffer because of shortage of staff.

"Teachers have to be discharged from all non-teaching assignments, including election-related duties and other duties," he said.

He said the students in the state have great potential and it is the responsibility of the government to provide adequate facilities and other related atmosphere for them.

In this regard vocational education is being imparted in 10 trades including IT/ITES, Retail, Healthcare, Travel & Tourism, Agriculture, Telecommunications, Physical Education, Beauty and wellness, Media & Entertainment and Security, he said.

He said the government will soon come up with a policy to elevate the educational infrastructure in the state.

"Majority of the government schools are in a pathetic condition and lack basic facilities like electricity, drinking water, lavatories, ramps, playgrounds, computer-aided labs and tools of modern learning like Smart Classrooms," he said, adding the sector needs huge investment to provide such facilities.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 10:35 PM IST

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