Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today hailed the initiatives taken by the State’s Education Department, which, she said, have started showing positive results on the ground.
“We must give due credit to not only the authorities in the Education Department but our talented teachers as well, who have, with fresh resolve, taken up the mission of turning around the educational scenario in the State,” the Chief Minister said while replying to the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on Governor’s address in the Legislative Council today.
The Chief Minister said she was pleased to know that around 45 students enrolled at CM’s Super-50 tutorials have this year qualified prestigious Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to IITs and NITs across the country. “It is only because of the dedication of our talented teachers and hard work of our students that we could achieve this feat,” she said and added that in the coming years more and more students from the State are going to make a mark at the national level, as a new movement is on in the education department to put the state’s academic scenario into new, dynamic and refreshing mould.
“We should not be scared of facing NEET or for that matter any other such examination, as I am confident of the capabilities of our youth who are now qualifying prestigious examinations like IAS, IAF, IPS etc every year and are making a mark at the national level,” she said.
The Chief Minister also commended the Education Department for making a unique and successful intervention by providing free tuition to the students of 10th and 12th classes during winter vacations. “I am told that 1.60 lakh students have availed of this facility in Kashmir valley and we are now going to launch this initiative in Jammu division as well during the summer vacations,” she said.
She urged the Education Minister, Mr Naeem Akhtar to continue with his efforts in turning around the educational sector with innovative initiatives which has already started a new discourse in the state.