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Zulfkar Chowdhary assures full support to JKJCCPS

JKJCCPS organizes meet of private schools, 100 schools participated


Srinagar, May 17 (KNS): In order to further the cause of education system in J&K, Jammu and Kashmir Joint Coordination Committee of Private Schools (JKJCCPS) Wednesday organized meet of private schools here at Hotel Redisson in which over 100 schools participated.
Minister for Education Chowhdary Zulfkar was the chief guest on the occasion while as former minister of PDP Dilwar Mir, MLA Baramulla Yawar Mir, MLA Wachi Aijaz Mir, Secretary Education Farooq Shah, IGP Traffic Basant Rath, Director Education Porf G N Yatoo, Chairperson JKSBOSE Veena Pandita besides many other dignitaries including Chairman PHD Kashmir Chapter Club Mushtaq Chaya were also present during the function.
Education Minister hailed the JKJCCPS for organizing the seminar and coming together for the promotion of the education sector.
He said government had no problems in taking on board the private schools in the formation of any education policy.
He said JKJCCPS has an important role to play in improving the standard of education further.
Secretary Education Farooq Shah said private schools are doing wonderful job by providing quality education to the students.
“Government schools have best infrastructure and the teachers but private schools have not lagged behind and have excelled in the education. They have improved the overall standard of the education in the state,” said Shah.
Shah assured full support to JKJCCPS for their endeavors to promote education sector in the state.
During the function, chief patron Prof C L Veshanh and Patron Mohammad Ashraf Jan were conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award.
In his welcome address, President JKJCCPS Showkat M Chowdhary gave overall brief of the coordination committee. He also outlined the vision of the JKJCCPS.
The Coordination Committee also ensures that students get in-depth knowledge of the subject from subject experts employed by the private schools.
He said Coordination Committee wants to work in collaboration with the department of education in all its endeavors so that the students from this state not only excel in at national but also at international level.
He said the Coordination Committee envisages to impart professional training to the teachers, for which it plans to sign Memorandum of Understanding with the top notch schools from other states also.
“Under the MoU, the teacher exchange programs will be organised so that teachers from this place visit the top schools in India and see their teaching method which could be employed in our schools here.
He said JKJCCPS will also ensure that there is no communication barrier between the school administration and the parents of the students. “The gap between parents and schools will be bridged to earn their confidence in school education system and their policies.”
In addition to that, JKJCCPS will also establish a common grievance cell at its office where in parents can register their grievances against any school which will be addressed on priority basis and ensured that the compliant gets satisfactory response.
JKJCCPS also wants the Government to take its members on board for any policy decisions vis-a-vis schools.
The Coordination Committee will provide its valuable suggestions for the larger interest of the students and for further improving the quality of the education system not only in private schools but also in government schools.
JKJCCPS also seek a policy for Private run and Private Trust Schools similar to the pattern of Government run and Public Trust Schools
The Coordination Committee has also been formed to resolve the issues of its members which will be taken care of internally.
Government should ensure that the registration granted to the schools should be a permanent or at least for 10 years which will be a step towards furthering cause of private schools to provide quality education without any hassle.
Government should also ensure that the interest of the private schools is guarded.
Government should also ensure that local investors establish top notch higher secondary schools and also professional degree colleges so that students who for the lack of such colleges move to different part of the country and even abroad for professional degrees get such education in the State only.
In sports, the private schools have not lagged behind. Many students trained in private schools have brought laurels for the state.
However, to further augment the sports infrastructure, qualified sports teachers and coaches available with youth service and sports and also with State Sports Council should be asked to train the promising players from the private schools also. (KNS)