JAMMU, Feb 3: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, today said the learning process should be made easier and enjoyable for the students and the teachers as well.
The Minister was speaking during the valedictory programme of five day training workshop for DIET Principals and Lecturers organized by the Centre for the Teacher Resource and Academic Support, School of Education, Central University Jammu, under PMMMNMT in collaboration with National Centre for School Leadership, Department of School and Non-Formal Education, NUEPA at Central University Jammu.
The objective of the workshop was to enable DIET Principals critically examine their leadership roles in transforming teacher education in general and school education in particular besides building knowledge, skills and attitude required for transforming schools through leadership.
Stressing on the need for bringing changes in the teaching process as per trends of the present times, the Minister called upon the teachers to work out new teaching trends to enable the students meet the present world requirements. He urged upon the teachers to help the students in de-walling their minds to create level of openness which is must for bringing change in the learning process.
Spelling out major reforms in the Education Department, the Minister said, “we have created a J-K knowledge network by connecting 200 schools from across the State through which they are delivered inspirational lecturers from the faculty of top universities of the country and across the world and more schools will be made part of this network soon”.
“Through this network, we are trying to pair the students of various regions and giving them opportunity to interact with students from other parts of the State thereby creating level of openness in their minds”, the Minister asserted.
Vice Chancellor, Central University Jammu, Prof Ashok Aima, lauded the efforts of School Education Department for taking keen interest in organizing workshops and skill development programmes for teachers who are the backbone of education system.
Head & Dean, School of Education CU, Prof Lokesh Verma apprised the Minister of various activities being conducted during the workshop and said this would be first of its kind in being exceptionally for DIET Principals which would guide them to move beyond administrative to transformative and transformational leadership in uplift of education.
Resource person Dr. Charu Malik from NUEPA elaborated on various dimensions of leaderships in schools.
Later, the Minister interacted with the participants during a Master Trainer’s Training on Mathematics being organized by SIE Jammu in collaboration with Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) and JODO GYAN under UNICEF Project J&K.
State Project Director, SSA, J&K Saugat Biswas was also present on the occasion.