The Minister will give tablets to all the first year students of JK College

The tablets will be handed over to about 75,000 first-year students of various undergraduate courses in Jammu and Kashmir, including 2,000 school students from various Scheduled Tribes, Union Minister of State for Education Subhash Sarkar said on Sunday.

The tablets will be given to about 75,000 first-year students of various undergraduate courses in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as 2,000 school students from different Scheduled Tribes, Union Minister of State for Education Subhash Sarkar said on Sunday. The Union Minister made the announcement while concluding his five-day visit to Kashmir on Sunday. He was visiting the valley as part of the central government’s publicity campaign.

During his visit, the Minister visited various educational institutions and held detailed discussions with officials and stakeholders. In a conversation with the media, he said that the purpose of his visit, taken at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was to understand the reality of education infrastructure in UT.

Mr Sarkar said the higher education department would distribute 75,000 tablets among all first-year students of the undergraduate course.

Similarly, 2,000 tablets will be distributed among students from tribal communities by the school education department, he said.

The Minister expressed satisfaction over the way things are going and said that the Education Department will work in Mission Mode to improve and upgrade its performance in future.

He further said that skill development would be introduced as a subject and in the near future vocational courses would be introduced in all the colleges in the region. He said it would help students find employment after finishing their studies. Talking about the upgradation of facilities in government-run schools, Mr Sarkar said 2,000 kindergarten classrooms have been set up in government schools in Jammu and Kashmir.

It will help bridge the gap between public and private schools in providing pre-primary education and early childhood care.

MoS also spoke about the benefits of the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme and called on all eligible persons to come forward and reap the benefits of this scheme.

(PTI)

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