JAMMU, NOVEMBER 25, 2020:- Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, chaired a meeting to review the performance of School Education Department (SED) in different sectors at Civil Secretariat here today.

The meeting was attended by Secretary SED, Bishwajit Kumar Singh; Chairperson BOSE, Veena Pandita; Director Samagra Shiksha, Arun Kumar Manhas; Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta and other concerned officials of the department.

Speaking on the ocassion, Advisor Bhatnagar stressed upon the officials to built the required infrastructure besides ensuring constructive efforts to decrease dropout rate in schools.

The Advisor impressed upon the officers to focus on increasing the literacy rate in Educationally Backward Blocks by bringing in alternate modes of education in these places. He asked the officials to built requisite infrastructure and facilities in these areas so that children are attracted towards schools.

Advisor Bhatnagar directed the officials to complete the process of providing functional tap water connections to all the schools of J&K within the fixed deadline besides toilets and other facilities should also be constructed in all the schools.

Laying impetus on e-learning and online mode of education due to COVID-19, Advisor Bhatnagar impressed upon the officers to make best efforts with optimum use of technological interventions to ensure that education of students do not suffer during the global pandemic. He directed them to focus on providing online classes to students besides asking them to ensure community classes are being conducted in remote areas lacking telecommunication services with due adherence to SOPs of COVID-19.

Secretary while giving detailed presentation on performance of the department, informed the Advisor that the online classes are being scheduled properly besides other material is being regularly made available to the students for their unrestricted teaching-learning process.