J&K to reduce vacation duration in schools

Last Updated: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 00:08

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating reducing the vacation period in all state educational institutions to increase the yearly working days
and enable the students complete their syllabus well in time.

"Government is contemplating reducing the vacation period
in all state educational institutions to increase the yearly
class working days," Minister for Education Peerzada Mohammad
Sayeed said at a function here tonight.

Listing the reforms introduced to further perk up the
education standards in the state, the Minister said that to
meet the demands of the modern academic trends there was a
need to have more class working days.

He said cutting the duration of the vacation would help
in broadening the scope of curricular and co-curricular
activities.

Sayeed said the state has set a goal for achieving
hundred per cent literacy for which several reformative
measures have been taken.

He said the education system is being revised and
revitalised to make education available to every part of the
state and enable the students to compete at national level.

The Minister said that during past some years the results
in the government schools have greatly improved and the
parents now prefer to send their wards to government-run
schools. In this regard, he gave due credit to the dedication
and devotion of teacher fraternity.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 00:08

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