Calls for greater financial autonomy to field institutions, creating Teachers’ Welfare Fund
‘Govt taking corrective measures to bring education back on track’
Asking the Education Department to trust its teachers to deliver at the College and School-levels, the Chief Minister favoured delegation of greater financial powers to avoid unnecessary delay in creating and upgrading educational facilities. “Education and Health are the two pillars of a sound society. Our college and school principals should not be seen as powerless administrators who cannot even take minor financial decisions at their own level,” he stated.
Asking teachers to pick up the gauntlet and become guide and mentor to students, the Chief Minister became nostalgic while remembering the role teachers played in shaping his personality. “I studied in Oriental College, Rajouri Kadal, Madiniyat-ul-uloom, Hazrtabal, and SP College, Srinagar, before pursuing higher education at Aligharh Muslim University, where great teachers like Maulana Mohammad Yusuf Waterhaili, Maulana Abdul Kabir, Prof. Omkar Nath and Prof. Hajini opened my mind to the vast treasure of knowledge and virtues of leading a meaningful life,” he added, while paying rich tributes to all of those who had been teachers and guides to aspiring students all over the world.