About 75,000 freshmen from various undergraduate courses in Jammu and Kashmir, in addition to 2,000 students from various listed tribal communities, will receive tablets, the Union Minister of State told Sunday. Education, Subhas Sarkar.
The Union Minister made the announcement by concluding his five-day visit to Kashmir on Sunday.
He was touring the valley as part of the Union government’s public outreach program.
The Minister visited various educational institutions and held in-depth deliberations with officials and stakeholders during his tour.
In an interaction with the media, he said that the purpose of his visit, undertaken on the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was to understand the realities on the ground of educational infrastructure in UT.
Sarkar said 75,000 tablets will be distributed by the Department of Higher Education to all first-year undergraduate course students. Likewise, 2,000 tablets will be distributed by the Department of School Education to students belonging to tribal communities, he said.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction with the way things are going and said that the Ministry of Education will work in mission mode to improve and improve its performance in the future.
He also said that skills development will be introduced as a subject and vocational training courses will be launched at all colleges in the region in the near future.
This, he said, will help students find jobs after graduation.
Speaking about the modernization of facilities in public schools, Sarkar said that 2,000 kindergarten classes have been established in public schools in Jammu and Kashmir. This will help bridge the gap between public and private schools when it comes to providing preschool education and early childhood care.
The Defense Ministry also spoke about the benefits of the Prime Minister’s Special Fellowship Program and urged all eligible to come forward and enjoy the benefits of this program.
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