New Delhi: National Conference Member of Parliament Hasnain Masoodi from Anantnag raised the issues confronting education sector in Jammu and Kashmir in Lok Sabha, seeking proper and efficient implementation of National Education Policy 2020 on ground to make benefits reach the beneficiaries.
While participating in discussion on demand of grants for Education, Masoodi expressed concern over meager 2 percent increase in budgetary allocations for School and Higher Education emphasizing that the pandemic Covid-19 confronted education to new challenges, he said that the education sector deserves better deal and higher allocation.
The NC MP expressed deep concern over drop in enrolment and increasing dropout rates at middle and secondary and higher secondary rates. “The school education lacks infrastructure and adequate teaching staff and infrastructure problem impact school education in Jammu Kashmir more than elsewhere as sub zero temperatures require a better accommodation.”
Masoodi demanded increase in subject areas be taught at South Campus Anantnag and corresponding increase in teaching staff and support staff. He also sought setting up an independent KU Campus at Kupwara to cater requirements of the students from far flung areas of north Kashmir.
He also demanded regularization of Assistant professors engaged on contractual basis for successive academic sessions in Universities and Colleges. “The early regularization would end their uncertain future.”