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Our cities & villages witnessing rapid transformation in school education: LG

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Says schools & education must strive to prepare students for real-world with 6 skills of curiosity, critical thinking, adaptability, effective communication, teamwork and collaboration

Jammu: “Our cities and villages are witnessing rapid transformation in school education. Fusion of technology and tradition are providing the progressive path to schools to be happy schools. The social connection, universal values, and life skills can only be learnt in a happy school,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said Friday.

Sinha made these remarks as he attended the joint annual function of three schools run by Shrimati Dewanini V.Badrinath Educational Trust, here at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu, an official press release informed.

He congratulated the Trust for its immense contribution in the education sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

“It is heartening to see the schools run by the Shrimati Dewanini V.Badrinath Educational Trust are providing high-quality education with a vision to lead students from the classroom into the real world as responsible and caring citizens,: said the LG.

Highlighting the need to adopt reforms in the education sector, the LG, according to the official release stressed that students’ learning space must go beyond the classroom.

“In the age of acceleration, students are not just the numbers but our future, and they should reflect the fine balance of excellent professionals with empathy, compassion and mindfulness,” he added.

“Schools and education systems must strive to prepare our students for the real world and they would require at least six skills — curiosity, critical thinking, adaptability, effective communication, teamwork and collaboration — to become more productive, successful in their chosen career,” the LG said.

Speaking on the transformation taking place in the education system across the country, the LG said National Education Policy (NEP) has put special emphasis on engagement and involvement in both classroom as well as field study.

“A teacher’s most important role today is to create an atmosphere for curiosity, collaboration, and encourage the students to be more imaginative and develop creative skills,” added the LG.

He emphasized that schools must nurture independent thinking, provide vibrant space for individual growth. It will help knowledge, skills, innovation and awareness to blossom.

“A student’s capacity to be a better scientist, doctor, engineer, musician hinges on the efforts to be more  inquisitive, creative and learn the values that will act as navigation tools for the future,” the LG added.

He also highlighted the need to focus on increased student-teacher engagement, where a teacher acts as collaborator and mentor, and encourages the students to think across the boundaries of subjects and disciplines.

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