Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari recently announced 8,700 more vacancies for the post of teachers to the Services Selection Board (SSB) in February.
The decision was taken by the minister to meet the dearth of staff in the government schools of the state. He said, in addition to the 2154 posts already referred, 8700 more vacancies are to be intimated to the hiring agency.
Reiterating the government’s resolve to meet targets set in the rolled-out roadmap, the minister emphasized to fill the critical gaps in infrastructure and staff in the education sector.
“Education department is expecting some new initiatives to be announced by the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu in the Budget 2018-19 for this key sector,” Bukhari said.
To revamp education sector in the state, he said, the government was tirelessly working on a well-defined roadmap. On the cards for the state is consolidation of school infrastructure as well as meeting the staff strength requirements.
Despite critical gaps, he stressed that good performance has been received by the school education department and teachers in recent past.
“I have no hesitation in saying that the education sector has been continuously ignored over the last 70 years by these people, but despite that they are playing politics whenever the department comes up with new reforms and policies,” he said.