More than 5000 undergraduate teachers in the Jammu & Kashmir state will be trained by the National Institute of Open Schools (NIOS), in order to enhance the quality of education among the teachers in the region. In order to provide better education facilities in schools and its students the initiative is taken by the NIOS.
The training will be provided to the teachers of the state under the MoU signed by the state education department and NIOS recently. The NIOS will train around 5000 untrained undergraduate teachers of the state in two year diploma course in elementary education conducted through distance mode. Along with signing a MoU with the NIOS, the state education department has also signed MoUs with National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
According to Naeem Akhtar, the Education Minister of the state these new initiatives would do away with the academic stagnation of the educational system of the state in order to make the young aspiring candidates more employable. It would eradicate the number of educated unemployed youth in the state giving confidence to them in return. The state education department has off late come along with technology driven initiatives in various educational institutes in order to improve the quality of education in the state. Priya Sethi, who is the Minister of State for Information, Education and Culture visited many rural and border schools and has started setting new standards in the state’s education sector. She has also directed the school principals to install internet connection in their respective schools for holistic and overall development of the students in the state.