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Government to establish 41 KGBV residential Schools, 311 KG schools and 157 CAL centers this year

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Srinagar: To strengthen the basic infrastructure of education sector in Jammu and Kashmir, 41 KGBV residential schools with an expenditure of Rs 10 crores shall be completed this year whereas 311 Kindergarten and 157 CAL centres will also be established during current year so that students will be benefited with the latest technology like smart classes, etc.

This was stated by Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah during different meetings held under his chairmanship today at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar

He said that 22 Model schools will be established this year so that quality education is provided to the students with the help of latest techniques and technologies. He added that by the establishment of 41 KGBVs students besides getting education can also get residential facilities.

He further added that School Education department has taken an initiative under the state plan and SSA of establishing 311 Kindergarten schools this year.

In different meetings held at his office chamber today he reviewed various ongoing construction works of the education sector with all the concerned officers. He impressed upon all the officers and executing agencies to complete the works of 2018-19 under Capex Budget in a stipulated time frame.

In an another meeting at civil secretariat today, Shah and Secretary Higher Education Muhammad Javeed Khan jointly took a review  of EDUSAT and SIT’s(Satellite interactive terminal) in which the concerned  officers of the EDUSAT Networking and SIT’s briefed about the functioning and the matters regarding EDUSAT networking and SIT’s.

In the meeting, a committee comprising of Director Colleges Zahoor Ahmad Chaat, Directors of School Education Kashmir and Jammu, Dr. G. N. Itoo and Rakesh Kumar Srangal, Director Technical Education Shabnam Kamilee and Nodal Principals of Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir was constituted. The committee was directed to submit detailed report within one month’s time and submit the recommendations for the smooth functioning of EDUSAT and SIT’s.

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