Srinagar, Jan 2: In Jammu and Kashmir, many students every year move out to other states of India to get primary and secondary level education owing to non-availability of good quality residential and boarding schools.
The concerned authority in an official document has said that their focus area was to construct the ‘World Class Residential Schools’.
“Many students move out of Jammu and Kashmir to other states and Union Territories (UTs) for getting education at primary and secondary level in a good residential and boarding school every year because Jammu and Kashmir lacks the presence of good and reputed residential schools,” it reads,
The authorities have further said that the gap offers a huge potential of building such facilities in Jammu and Kashmir.
It further states, “The bounties of nature, rich natural bio-diversity and the pristine environment of Jammu and Kashmir provide a suitable atmosphere for overall learning and development of the students.”
About the state of art colleges and universities, the official documents reads, “With the state-of-the-art institutes, the UT aspires to induce the culture of scientific temperament, world view and innovation amongst the youth.”
“Private entities interested in taking up educational initiatives by setting up institutes of excellence or universities to impart up-to-date curriculum aligned with the contemporary developments in the world shall be encouraged,” it reads.
While stating the status of Student Scientific Activity Centre (SSAC), authorities further said, “There is a demand for science labs and scientific activity centers among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. “Absence of student scientific activity centres in the UT holds back the overall development of scientific temper among the students.”
“These Centres shall focus on frontier areas of science and technology and edutainment. These centres will work towards developing scientific attitude and temper and inculcate and sustain a general awareness about technology amongst the people,” it reads. The document further reads that the centres shall also serve as a platform for students to experiment and experience the technology and the science behind everything and encourage students to take an interest in learning by doing and put theory to practical use. (KNO)