Punctuality week in educational institutions begins
Srinagar: School education department on Monday launched punctuality week in a bid to instill and refresh the habit of punctuality among the students and teachers in the schools.
To begin with, the Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) visited S P higher secondary school (HSS) Srinagar and interacted with the students and the staff.
While interacting with the students, DSEK Muhammad Younis Malik stressed on time management and said it was an important activity for students to learn while being in schools and their homes.
“Every individual has valuable resource available to him in the form of time and proper utilization of time leads him to success,” DSEK told the students.
Speaking about the capability and other opportunities available for the students, DSEK said the cut-throat competition has made it mandatory for every student and even the teachers to inculcate habit of being punctual in them.
“The judicious use of time especially at an age when everything is competition driven is indispensable,” he said.
The Director also interacted with the students in Morning assembly wherein the students took a pledge to be punctual in the schools. The students also raised their day to day issued faced in schools with regard to academics.
The education department is celebrating punctuality week across the state and in this connection the first week of current month shall be celebrated as punctuality week.
In this regard, DSEK will visit and attend the morning assembly proceedings in different schools across the valley.
Already, the directorate has started “a day with school children” wherein DSEK mulls to bridge the missing gaps with the school children in government educational institutions.
The DSEK has launched this initiative to have interactions with the school children on daily basis. The interactions will be held by DSEK with the students and the teaching staff in schools across Kashmir.
As per the new initiative, the DSEK will be visiting morning assembly and classrooms of the students besides holding separate interaction with the concerned teaching staff of the schools.
“The aim of the initiative is to have a first-hand experience about the school processes and encourage students and teachers to perform well during their educational discourse. Director’s visit will entirely be participatory and supportive rather than having any other purpose,” DSEK Malik said.
The initiative will also prompt teachers to reach their schools on time as the DSEK as per the plan has decided to welcome the teachers at their arrival and attend morning assembly with students.
“The session can also help in discussing with them their problem solving ability, innovation they have done, problems at home and in school. Specially-abled children shall be addressed on priority,” he said.
Students will also be engaged in different activities like drawing, painting, skits and other extra-curricular activities.
“Friendly discussions with teachers will be part of the initiative to understand the school dynamics, their working conditions and other issues faced by the staff in the school,” reads a planner prepared by the directorate.