The Srinagar administration has begun an ambitious project to transform government schools in the district into vibrant and competitive institutions of learning equipped with the most modern facilities.
This was informed in a meeting convened here Sunday under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
The process starts with developing 25 pilot schools on modern lines refurbishing entire school buildings equipping them with modern infrastructure and revamping their academic structure aimed at improving their learning outcomes.
The pilot schools will be selected out of the total 52 government schools identified from across the district based on various parameters including that of land and building available with them and their student roll and staff strength.
The meeting of heads of these 52 identified schools held extensive discussions involving sharing of ideas and brainstorming on where and how transformation as required can result into real outcomes.
The DC while speaking on the occasion said a comprehensive modernisation plan based on real models as existing in public schools outside the State has been chalked out to ensure successful execution of this ambitious project.
He called on the heads of these schools to come forward with their ideas and plans on how academics can be improved in their schools based on their knowledge and experiences stressing that well-thought-out plans will have a significant bearing on the selection of pilot schools.
He said the selected schools will be refurbished or rebuilt on a mission mode with the process beginning soon upon their selection adding that funds will not be a constraint.
He also said these pilot schools will be autonomous in their functioning and will have complete decision-making powers aimed at facilitating achievement of goals of excellence.
Dr Shahid said the larger aim of the project is to rebuild the public education system starting with these pilot schools and then replicating the model across the district.
Joint Director Planning M Yaseen Lone who is at the forefront of efforts at devising a plan for it gave a detailed presentation on what is expected from these pilot schools.