Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar conducts surprise inspection of Schools in Dool Cluster of Zone Nagseni

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KISHTWAR: To ensure the smooth functioning and punctuality of educational institutions, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Dr. Devansh Yadav conducted an unannounced inspection of schools in the Cluster Dool of Zone Nagseni, here the other day.

The inspection included visits to Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Dool and the Middle School (MS) Malikpora Dool. Accompanied by Deputy Chief Education Officer, Masood Hussain Qazi, and other officials from the Chief Education Office, the Deputy Commissioner’s visit aimed to assess both the functional aspects and the punctuality of the educational staff.

Additionally, the DC also reviewed the educational infrastructure in these institutions. During the visit, Dr. Devansh Yadav highlighted the importance of the biometric attendance system, specifically the JK Attendance system, to ensure accuracy and reliability in tracking attendance.

He issued explicit instructions to teachers regarding the significance of punctuality and delivering quality education by maintaining a conducive learning environment. The Deputy Commissioner also inspected the functioning of the STEM Labs at GHSS Dool. He stressed the importance of utilizing these labs judiciously to empower science students, enhancing their knowledge and scientific aptitude besides focusing on strengthening the profound utilisation of the Library by students.

Additionally, he reviewed the infrastructure and PM POSHAN initiatives, emphasizing the need for cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen sheds where the mid-day meals are prepared. During the inspection at MS Malikpora, the DC took note of poor sanitation and hygiene in the school and the use of infrastructure was unsatisfactory.

Show cause notice was served to erring staff and the concerned DDO was asked to stop the salary till pending enquiry. HOI of MS Malikpora was directed to operationalise toilets and use space available for classes in efficient manner.

The Deputy Commissioner emphasized the critical need to adhere to sanitation protocols in schools to safeguard the health and hygiene of students. He also impressed upon the staff to make concerted efforts to bridge educational gaps and ensure the smooth implementation of NEP 2020 in letter and spirit.

In his interaction with the staff, Dr. Devansh Yadav provided insightful directives to the Heads of Institutions (HOIs) regarding the ongoing educational session. He focused on the sustainable improvement of education indicators to achieve excellence. Dr. Yadav stressed the need for an extracurricular activities calendar for the ongoing session, highlighting its importance for holistic student development.

DC Kishtwar also emphasized the significance of regular Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs), BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) paintings, and the strengthening of School Management Committees (SMCs) as per the guidelines of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. He reiterated the importance of holistic education, which encompasses both academic and extracurricular activities, for the overall development of students.

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