Rs 871 cr budget allocated for School Education Sector in Ladakh UT

TNN Bureau. Updated: 11/21/2020 10:50:16 AM Front Page

Jammu: To streamline the education system in the Union Territory of Ladakh, an amount of Rs 871 crore has been allocated for School Education during current year.
“Rs 871.00 crores budget has been allocated to the education sector for Ladakh during current year which is a multifold increase over previous years allocations,” Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Commissioner Secretary said while giving a brief of the education sector of Ladakh.
He was speaking at the conclusion of six days “Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement for Teacher” (IMPACT) Training Programme for teachers of UT Ladakh.
He also informed more of such training programs are in the pipeline. Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur gave the valedictory address to the Key Resource Persons asserting that health, education and infrastructure are the three fundamentals for any state or UT to prosper economically.
He said that as far as education is concerned, there is a clear understanding of future requirements and needs of students and parents of Ladakh and the UT Administration is committed to deliver it.
He said that in the last one year the UT Administration has initiated steps to improve the school infrastructure, launch of career portal and student helpline, conducting teachers training, etc.
“Teachers’ training is an important aspect of school education and stressed on the need for teachers to be academically good with right pedagogy, ability and attitude to deliver the best of education to students,” he said and added that the teachers can bring fundamental changes in the education sector.
LG Mathur also pointed out the serious concerns raised by parents and political leaders on dropping rate of enrolment, internet connectivity and education standards in government schools that has been one of the reasons for rural-urban migration.
Citing in reference to the new education policy, the Lt Governor stressed on the need to provide education to the children in their family, social, economic and natural environment to ensure better learning and innovative aptitude.
He thanked Director, NCERT and his team for their support in initiating the IMPACT training for teachers in UT Ladakh. He expressed the wish to continue with the future modules of this training program and for active participation in programs under NISHTA.
Director, NCERT Sridhar Shrivastav, HOD, Teacher Education, NCERT Prof. Ranjana Arora, Director School Education, Ladakh Mumtaz Ali, Principal of DIET Leh and Kargil and trainee teachers attended the function.

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