Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that more than anything else, managerial skills and vision is required to run the Education Department. The CM was addressing a workshop on ‘Transforming Education through Partnership Consultation’ with NGOs and other stakeholders organized by Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) here on Wednesday.
During his key address, the CM said, “The officials and resource persons associated with the Education department must work strategically with a vision to boost the temperament of the students enrolled in government schools by adopting innovative ways of learning. The State Government is committed to bring change and is adopting all mandatory steps to eradicate the difference which still exist in society.”
“For development of any State, education is one of the most vital tools. I believe, small initiatives can bring out a big difference. From utilizing the existing infrastructure to filling up the vacant posts in government schools, the State government is doing its best,” the CM added. While exchanging the MoUs with different organizations working in the education sector, the CM appealed to the trainers and resource persons to focus on soft skills and personality development of the students so that they can compete in all kinds of competitive examinations.
HRD Minister, Neera Yadav said that by 2022, all panchayats of the State would have +2 schools with all essential amenities. The Minister said that NGOs that have committed to work in Jharkhand for improving the condition of government schools through implementing different programmes must focus on ‘quality’. “We need to think in a different way. Imparting quality education through different means is the priority of the State government,” added Yadav.
The State government also signed an MoU with Sampark Foundation, Lend a hand India, Teachers App, Piramal Foundation, Aurobindo Society, Bharti Foundation, The Akshay Patra Foundation, Wadhwani Foundation, TATA Trust, Care India, UNISED, Million Sparks Foundation, Jodo Gyan, Quest Alliance and others. The MoU is aimed at scaling up the knowledge of the students to making all government school teachers well versed with different digital medium utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Principal Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, AP Singh said that the department is focusing on learning enhancement programmes, teachers training programme and other remedial measures to improve the quality of education being imparted among the students of government schools. Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi, Principal Secretary to CM Sunil Barnwal, CEO-State Development Council, GoJ Anand Swaroop and other dignitaries were also on the occasion.