Evening classes in nursing to be started in two colleges from next session: Akhtar

GHSS Bandipora to introduce Information and Communication Technology class

BANDIPORA, OCTOBER 29: Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar Wednesday said the Department of Education will start evening classes at Women’s College Jammu and Srinagar from the next academic session. He said to begin with evening classes would be started in nursing course.

“The healthcare industry will face immense dearth of skilled labour in coming years. The evening classes will not only take care of employment problem in some measure, but it will also breathe a fresh life into the dull academic atmosphere in our state,” Mr Akhtar said.

The Minister was speaking as the chief guest on the Annual Parents Day function at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Bandipora. He was accompanied by MLA Bandipora, Usman Majeed, DDC Bandipora, Sajad Ahmad Ganai, Chief Education Officer, Bandipora, Shadi Lal Tengloo, Senior Superintendent of Police, Bandipora, Shabir Hussain and other officials of the civil and police administration.

Expressing satisfaction at the changes affected through the process of rationalisation in the Education Department, Mr Akhtar said more needs to be done and the teacher community should rise to the occasion and bring about a revolution so that Jammu and Kashmir sets standards in the field of education.

Recalling the September 2014 flood, he rued that the process of reconstruction in the state has been undertaken by skilled manpower from outside the state, “Hundreds of engineers, architects, masons, etc are involved in the post-flood reconstruction process while as our own young boys have been kept busy in disruptive activities,” he said.

He said an Information and Communication Technology class will be started at GHSS Bandipora along with IT and Commerce streams from next session. He also assured the management that the infrastructural needs of the school will be take care of to turn it into a school of excellence.

The Minister later reviewed the functioning of the education department in Bandipora district. The meeting was attended by DDC Bandipora, CEO Bandipora, all ZEOs, some principals and other officials of the department.

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