Rs 871 cr budget for school education sector in Ladakh
LEH, Nov 20: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur gave the valedictory address to the Key Resource Persons at the conclusion of 06 days “Integrated Multidisciplinary Professional Advancement for Teacher” (IMPACT) Training Programme for teachers of UT Ladakh today.
Addressing the gathering, the Lt. Governor asserted 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.
The Lt. Governor said that 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 asserted 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 said that UT Administration will make all efforts to streamline the education system in Ladakh.
LG Mathur 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.
A K Sahu, Commissioner Secretary gave a brief of the education sector of Ladakh. He said that 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. He informed that more of such training programs are in the pipeline. 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.