CEC Khan chairs review meeting on implementation of National Education Policy in Kargil
KARGIL, MARCH 10: Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor (CEC), LAHDC, Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan, who is also the Chairman of District Level Task Force on National Education Policy (NEP) today chaired a review meeting to review the functioning and implementation of the NEP in the district.
Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil and Convenor DLTF-NEP, Santosh Sukhadeve, Director Kargil Campus, University of Ladakh, Kaneez Fatima, District Program Officer, ICDS, Kargil, Chief Education Officer, District Panchayat Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, Purgi Expert Mohammad Isa Sabiry, Balti expert Mohammad Sadiq Hardassi, Shina expert Ahmad Jawan, Representative DIET Dr Wilayat Ali besides other concerned officers attended the meeting.
A thorough discussion was held on different aspects of the implementation of the NEP in Kargil district which focused on the academic career of students.
Addressing the meeting, CEC Khan said that implementation of the NEP in the district is a vital task assigned to LAHDC Kargil by the UT Administration and all measures need to be taken for its early execution.
Khan said efforts will be made while coordination between the concerned agencies is vital for which a committee or cell will be framed at the earliest and a nodal officer will be appointed for that. Regarding technical aspects of the implementation of local languages, he said a committee also needs to be framed.
The CEC said that DIET has a vital role in the implementation of tasks related to the NEP and in this regard, the concerned agency should explore all possibilities in the proper execution of NEP in the district.
Khan said that mother tongue should be focussed on priority besides there is an urgency to produce literature in local vernacular languages and dialects.
Regarding the establishment of school for special students, Khan directed the concerned department to prepare necessary documents and assured early redressal of the same.
On the occasion, DC Santosh Sukhadeve said that selection of local languages to prepare the curriculum is essential, moreover considering the employability constraints, English and Hindi should be equally explored.
The Deputy Commissioner said whatever policies will be framed, future generations and students should get benefits of it. He said apart from it short, medium and long-term goals must be identified for the implementation of NEP in Kargil.
DC suggested monthly review meetings to check the status of implementation of NEP and stressed on coordination between concerned agencies working with NEP.
Director Kargil Campus, UOL, Kaneez Fatima said that foundational literacy and numeracy should be focussed while grass-root level assessment and consultation must be done on priority.
She said that the concept paper should be made in accordance with the present scenario and as per the strategies for the future.
Fatima said that local teachers must be engaged and the committee should thoroughly read different aspects of the NEP and other educational policies.
Earlier, Sajjad Aga on behalf of the Education Department in a presentation on the implementation of NEP in Kargil highlighted various issues and objectives which were discussed at length including class hierarchy, integration of ICDS centres and schools, foundational literacy, reforms in the school curriculum, vocational education, multilingualism, power of language, teacher training, school governance and other issues were discussed.
During the meeting language experts of Shina, Balti and Purgi also shared their valuable suggestions and concerns besides concerned district officers (members) also gave their opinions and suggestions on the subject.