Written test mandatory for new teachers: Akhtar

SOPORE, OCTOBER 18: The Education Minister Naeem Akhtar Saturday said “written test” has been made mandatory for candidates who apply for the post of teachers in the government.

“We can’t afford to play with the lives of our children. This move will ensure that only quality human resources makes its way into the education department,” he said during his visit to Degree College Sopore.

Mr Akhtar said a big fraud was played on the people of J&K through government-run schools where “square pegs are used to fill round holes”.

Recalling the bombardment of Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki cities by Allied Forces during World War II and how the country made education as its priority to rise as an economic superpower, Mr Akhtar said the talented youth of Kashmir have proven their mettle in fields of Arts, Science and Sports.

He also visited Mushroom Cultivation Centre at the college and directed the management to enhance capacity of the Sericulture Centre. During the visit, he also inaugurated Green House and Smart Classroom at the college.

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