Jammu & Kashmir: Govt to set up 15 new colleges, reveals Altaf Bukhari

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Srinagar, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Sunday said the government is keen to improve the Education sector in J&K and announced that 15 new colleges will be established in the various uncovered areas of J&K that will cater the needs of students in those areas. In addition, he said two colleges of education will also be established in the state.

Bukhari was speaking during the inaugural function of a three-day ‘J&K Teachers Science Congress’ at Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Mathematical Sciences (JKIMS) at Amar Singh College, Srinagar.

“We have already started the process of providing adequate faculty to all the schools and colleges across state, and we will complete the process of filling by next year,” Bukhari said.

He said that education department is trying to access the various requirements in different parts of J&K with regards to education and we are on a job to fulfil those requirements.

Pertinent to mention, the three-day programme, which will conclude on November 14 and was organized by JKIMS in collaboration with Directorate of School Education J&K. The programme was also supported by Department of Science and Technology.

Principal Secretary Higher Education Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon was also present on the occasion.

The Congress was attended by VC Cluster University Srinagar, Dr. Sheikh Javaid, VC IUST, Prof. Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, and other senior officials.

On the occasion, Spokesman said Bukhari appreciated organizers for holding such a programme and said this will help in the training of teachers which would prove a good step towards improvement in the deliverance of education.

Bukhari said that the overhaul of education sector cannot be done overnight but if worked with zeal and dedication we can achieve 20% of the goal in a year and within four to five years we will have a different face of the education system.

Commenting on the news of fee hike by some private schools, Bukhari said that every school has to obey the rules and regulations set by the government and if any school doesn’t abide by the rules, strict action will be initiated against them.

About the upcoming Children’s day celebrations, the Minister said Education Department will celebrate this year’s Children’s Day as “Enrollment Day” with the slogan “Hamaray Bachay, Hamara School”. Through this event we will try to bring more and more children towards schools for their better future, he said.

Later, the Minister released the College magazine, ‘Souvenir’.

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