Farooq Shah reviews educational scenario in Pulwama

PULWAMA, SEP 13: Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah today convened a meeting of Education Department Pulwama to review progress on various projects under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
District Development Commissioner Pulwama, G M Dar; Director School Education Kashmir, Project Director SSA, Director RMSA, CEO, ZEOs, Principals and Head Masters of all the educational institutes of the district besides other concerned also attended the meeting.
CEO Pulwama informed the meeting about functioning of the education sector in the district. He said that there are 70 High Schools, 30 Higher Secondary Schools, 4 Colleges and 1 DIET centre. It was given out that out of 328 approved buildings for Primary Schools under SSA, around 322 have been completed.
The Secretary School Education said that the Government has prioritized education as prime focus with the launch of numerous reformative measures in this regard. “A discernible transformation is being witnessed in all parameters of education with a notable development in infrastructural edifice and related facilities in educational institutions of the State,” he said. He emphasized upon the need of involving all stakeholders including Village Level Education Committees, parents, teachers and officers of civil administration in further streamlining of this vital sector, on which onus of building a strong and developed nation lies.
Farooq Shah also stressed on time bound completion of vital projects and asked the officers to work with added zeal and in coordination to change the educational scenario of the State. Speaking on the occasion, Director School Education exhorted upon the concerned officers to ensure that all these centers of learning are equipped with enhanced basic facilities. He stressed upon the importance of regular and effective monitoring of functioning of schools, especially in rural and hilly areas, for better outcome and directed the CEO and ZEOS to regularly monitor their functioning.
Later, he also distributed prizes among students, who participated in Science quiz competition, organized by the Department.