The University of Kashmir has decided to adopt four of the government schools in the Hazratbal area in order to develop them and turn them into model schools. The announcement of the concept was made by the state Education Minister Naeem Akhtar recently.
The announcement regarding the adoption was made by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Khurshid Andrabi who was on a visit to the Education Minister on Tuesday. According to Akhtar there are various new concepts that have been launched in the state for the past few months in the education sector in order to give a complete new direction to the education system in the state. The initiation of model schools and smart classes are part of same initiative pointed out by the Education minister.
He further notified that the Central University of Kashmir has also been told to at least adopt four schools in the Ganderbal and Budgam districts, so that they could get developed to model educational institutions.
Speaking on the matter he further said that institutes like National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has also agreed to adopt such schools in their respective regions to make sure the education provided to the students in these areas are of peer standard with that of the other reputed model schools in the country. Commenting on the Model School concept Akhtar said, under the initiative some existing schools are proposed to be converted into Model Schools. The funds for the plan would be generated with means like utilizing appropriate components under Centralized Sponsored Schemes (CSS), private sectors through CSR initiatives and by requesting legislators representing their consequent areas by adopting one model schools and support the same from their CDF.