Students above 18 to get vaccinated for the opening of educational institutions across J&K


Jammu and Kashmir plans to run a vaccination drive for students above 18 to reopen the schools &colleges as most teachers are already vaccinated.

Lieutenant Governor of J&K on Saturday told reporters that a particular drive would be launched for the students above 18 years to resume the educational sector of the union territory.

Sinha also added that they are trying to vaccinate students above 18 on priority and professors and teachers in the academic institutions because the aim is to restart the institution.

A particular drive will be conducted to vaccinate students above 18, as most teachers have already been vaccinated.

When asked about the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir, the L-G said,” all is well, without commenting further.

Meanwhile, J&K colleges have been allowed to reopen in a phased manner.

According to the guidelines issued by the central government ‘limited on-site classes have been permitted following covid-19 safety protocol.

However, this permission is given only if the teaching staff and the students are fully vaccinated.

“Analysis of Accreditation Report of Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh” was released earlier by Sinha, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) at SKICC.

Speaking on occasion, the lieutenant governor termed the assessment and accreditation process essential in maintaining education quality in universities and colleges.

Sinha said the publication would work as an intelligent assistant for academicians, vice-chancellors, teachers\professors and students.

He highlighted the need to match the new reforms and meet the following requirements- the Evolving education system and the changing market dynamics.

He emphasized the immense power of the university and colleges, particularly when a slight shift in the curriculum can have a conclusive effect on the socio-economic environment.

We can see the future where the knowledge economy will dominate; our most significant asset would be the human capital, a combination of talent, skill and creativity.

We are making efforts to continuously improve the course in universities and colleges, incorporating students’ feedback to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation,” Sinha said.

The Process

Jammu and Kashmir Schools, Colleges will have to take special permissions from the concerned Deputy Commissioners to resume offline classes.

Before coming to the Institute, everyone will have to submit their COVID-19 vaccination certificate to the management.

While colleges have received a nod to reopen, other educational institutions can reopen for administrative work.

He said that the aim is to empower every student with technical and social skills to develop entrepreneurial thinking.

The UT administration is consistently reforming the educational system with new tools to produce required skill sets.

Pointing out some of the critical observations made in the analysis, the lieutenant governor stressed the need to improve the students-feedback mechanism and put in place a systemized and scientifically analyzed system.

He added that the feedback system needs to be implemented constructive, public participation and contribution to society to teach students a mix of skills and values.

Sinha emphasized to lay particular focus on various aspects of the modern education system, including introducing interdisciplinary and short-term courses, promoting student mentoring, and strengthening academia-industry connect and continuously upgrading of skills sets to develop the youth into multi-skilled human capital.

Tanvi Sawant
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