Prof Mattoo convenes interactive meeting in Nubra

GJ REPORT
LEH, OCT 12: On the second day visit to Leh district, Prof Amitabh Mattoo, Advisor to CM J&K and Chairman Knowledge Initiative Committee today convened an important interactive meeting with the prominent educationists, heads of civil societies of Nubra region and senior students at Destik, Nubra.
Prof Mattoo underlining the purpose of tour to this region said that the main aim was to address the problems of student fraternity in a way that is actually needed at the ground in accordance with nature as well as cultural environment of the area. He said that another core intention of the Commission is to ensure creation of basic educational infrastructure along with deployment of required faculties in all educational institutions besides imparting skill development courses to both the teaching staff and students so that the students of rural pockets would also get equal opportunity of quality education that make them capable to face the challenges ahead.
Prof Mattoo seeking ideas from the experts said that all constructive inputs would be translated to curve out a Vision Document for reorganization of education scenario that would in real terms lead the State and its future generations to overall development.
Councilor Deskit Tsering Wangchuk and Councilor Turtuk Mehdi in one voice sought Commission’s immediate interference in filling up of the vacant posts of lecturers and other subject teachers at all the places in Nubra considering the losses students suffer in their academics. Principal Degree College, Nubra also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the issues and demands of the education sector in the sub division.
SDM, Nubra Sonam Norbu thanking the Commission for choosing Nubra region expressed hope that their visit would prove a boon for the region in strengthening the education system. He stressed upon the locals and all stakeholders to contribute in initiating imperative measures to improve the education standard in Nubra valley with optimum use of existing resources citing example of seabuckthron and pashmina having great potential for youths to explore for business ventures.
Seeking Commission’s intervention in streamlining the education scenario in Nubra region, a charter of demands were put forth that includes holding of professional development training to upgrade the competency of teaching fraternity, capacity building workshops and exposure tours for teachers as well as students, vocational training courses in traditional knowledge, harnessing local human resources and talent, introduction of science and commerce streams in Higher Secondary School, construction of hostel and staff quarters, multipurpose hall, providing school bus and to address the issue of delay in conduct of examination and issuing of degree certificate and marks cards on priority.