JAMMU : The Minister for School Education, Haj & Auqaf and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today directed the education department to take steps for converting Hari Singh Higher Secondary School into school for specially-abled children. He directed the School education authorities to complete all the required formalities including posting of well trained staff and creation of requisite infra-structure for the children with special needs. “Skill development and hf latent talent through training be given special attention in the school to help the children to become self-reliant,” he added.
Zulfkar Ali also directed to construct Hostel for the special children on vacant land in the existing premises of the Hari Singh School. The schools visited by Minister included Hari Singh Higher Secondary School, Girls Higher Secondary School Bazar Qasaban, Boys Higher Secondary School Gandhi Nagar, Girls Higher Secondary School, Canal road and Auditorium complex at Gandhi Nagar. The Minister also asked for starting music classes as an additional subject in the government schools and said that special focus has been laid on introduction of new range of subjects to make school education more vibrant and broad-based.
The Minister instructed Director School Education to start CM’s Super 50 Coaching Programme in Boys Higher Secondary School Gandhi Nagar as the same has already been introduced in Government Sri Ranbir Higher Secondary School. He said that under the programme, 50 students with excellent academic record in the division will be imparted coaching for engineering, medical and other professional exams. He also asked school head to start kindergarten classes to put the huge and sprawling premises to better use and enable children of vicinity to benefit from highly qualified teachers.
During his visit to GHSS Canal road, the Minister said that it would be developed as an Heritage school. He directed Principal to digitized school library and other records of the school. The Minister also inspected the kitchen area of these schools where mid day meals are being prepared for the students. He directed for maintaining cleanliness in the cooking area to ensure that hygienic and healthy food is served to the children. Meanwhile Minister also visited auditorium Gandhi Nagar and directed for outsourcing for its upkeep maintenance.