Jammu And Kashmir Gets 32,222 Schools

Jammu And Kashmir Gets 32,222 Schools

14 February 2014
India Today


New Delhi: The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan seems to be bearing sweet fruits in Jammu and Kashmir as over 32,000 school buildings have been constructed under the scheme, the state assembly was informed. 'Against the target of constructing 58,704 school buildings in the state under Sarva Shiksha Abhyaan (SSA), 32,222 school buildings have been completed and work on 25,914 are under progress at various stages,' Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah said. Saifullah was replying to a question by PDP member Abdul Rehman Veeri in the Legislative Assembly here, on behalf of Deputy Chief Minister. The minister further said against the target of 526 high school buildings under RMSA (Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan), 104 buildings have been completed and work on 360 others are apace at different stages. The Minister said that Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (J&K BOSE) is involved in curriculum development and preparation of syllabus. He said to safeguard the interests of students, the BOSE has introduced certain measures for curbing menace of copying, strengthening of grading system at secondary level besides strengthening continuous and comprehensive evaluation scheme. The Minister said that 68 per cent schools have shown cent per cent results and most of the schools have shown good performance in Kashmir division, adding that out of 1102 schools only 37 High and Higher Secondary schools have shown poor performance. He said that the teaching staff of those schools which show poor performance are being penalised by stopping annual increments, adding that SIEs (State Institute of Education) and DIETs (District Institute of Education and Training) are being advised to adopt such schools to improve their efficiency.