Rana seeks academic auditing of government schools

Unfolding his vision of transforming educational pattern in the Nagrota Assembly Constituency from average class room to technological hub, Provincial President National Conference and MLA Devender Singh Rana on Thursday exhorted educationists to help in building computer savvy atmosphere in the schools. “For achieving desired objectives societal change and support of parents is imperative”, Rana said while inaugurating a modern library, computer laboratory with broad band facilities for five computers besides well equipped Bio, Physics and Chemistry labs having state-of-art table in Government Girls Higher Secondary School Nagrota. These facilities have cost Rs 22.99 lakhs, of which the MLA Nagrota has provided Rs 10 lakhs out of his Constituency Development Fund. Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh, Joint Director Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan, Chief Education Officer and various other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Emphasizing the significance of computer science in the fast changing technological world, Rana stressed the imperative of teaching this as a subject from 1st Primary to 12th Standard in order to place students in good stead. In this context, he emphasized the crucial role of policy planners in the education department for devising a mechanism where under computer remains within easy reach of the students.
He elaborated on the importance of computer sciences and said that since routine clerical jobs have even become computerized, need to make students computer savvy becomes necessary. He hoped that the computer lab in the school will motivate students from primary to higher classes towards technology.
The MLA Nagrota complimented girl students for their hard-work and devotion to studies, saying this has manifested positively with girls yet again shinning in 10th and 12th class examinations, results of which were declared by the Board of School Education recently. He, however, shared his concern over government academic institutions lagging in the merit list, despite having highly qualified faculty, and hoped that this aspect will be thought over by the policy planners and corrective measures taken.
He congratulated the students for new facilities and hoped that these will further inspire them to achieve academic excellence.

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