GB’s education reforms initiative



In what could be called a significant and revolutionary step, Gilgit Baltistan has unveiled an Education Reforms Initiative aiming to transform education system on modern lines.

Sharing details, Chief Secretary GB Mohyuddin Ahmed said this reforms initiative will be a comprehensive exercise led by principals as leaders of change assisted by education experts and education department.

He went on to say that they would also incorporate technology in education sector and start teaching entrepreneurship.

Indeed education is the way forward if we really want to compete with the world, and the GB’s government really deserves appreciation for demonstrating priority it gives to this sector by coming up with reforms initiative.

On the papers it appears to be comprehensive aligned with modern day requirements yet results will be visible when it will also be implemented in letter and in spirit.

Resource constraint should not be allowed to come in its way. Definitely there is a dire need to improve infrastructure and accessibility of schools in this region and necessary funds should be provided to bring desired change.

Since greater responsibility has been put on shoulders of principals, we are confident that this will go a long way in improving quality of education.

The focus must be on developing a well-trained faculty, as without this any change in the education structure will remain a far cry.

Only trained teachers are well poised to guide students in right direction and can unlock their brilliance to achieve excellence in life.

Regardless of countless problems, children and youth of GB have shown their inclination to education.

Due to lack of higher education facilities in the region, they turn to other parts of the country to realise their dreams.

Higher seats of learning including engineering and medical colleges also need to be established in this region to facilitate the youth.

Private sector can also be mobilised to invest in higher education not for earning money but as a challenge to eradicate illiteracy.