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Scientific teaching in private schools
MAJID NABI
SRINAGAR, May 15: In order to prevent academic losses of students, Microsoft Corporation in alliance with Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) is likely to introduce scientific teaching in all private schools of trouble torn valley soon.

Addressing a Joint Press Conference here, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for India, Ali Seth and (PSAK) President, Ghulam Nabi Var said that the move is aimed at preventing academic loss of students in the wake of recurrent strikes and curfew restrictions in valley.

“Frequent shutdowns and curfew restrictions followed by e-curfew has taken heavy toll on education sector of Kashmir. Keeping in view the students suffering due to prevailing situation Microsoft Corporation has agreed upon introducing smart classes in valley schools,” said Ghulam Nabi Var.

He said the government has also appreciated the move and assured full support ensuring hassle free education of students.

Var said government by snapping mobile internet makes students to suffer immensely in terms of education.

“What makes government to suspend internet every now and then, this technique I think is outdated which in no way serves any purpose,” said Var adding our one year hard work paid the moment Microsoft and Effeeonline agreed to start operations in Kashmir.

He said the sole aim to introduce Microsoft software in local schools is to ensure that students do not suffer.

Ali Seth, CEO Microsoft India said the corporation wishes Kashmir to be the hub of education therefore readied to introduce smart classes in all private schools of Kashmir valley.

He said the corporation has earned enough and is now in pay back mode to ensure what it owes to the society is make certain.

“Frequent strikes and curfews have badly affected education in Kashmir. Now Microsoft wants to see it as a hub of education. We will soon introduce our software in all schools so that the students will not face academic losses,” said Seth.

Seth said it will be easier for teachers to conduct routine classes from home in case of shutdown or curfew in valley.

He said PSAK will bear the burden of 80 percent amount to be paid for the software which costs rupees 25,000.

“80 percent of total amount will be paid by PSAK while parents shall pay 20 percent which costs rupees 2000 per year. We have brought fifteen states under domain of scientific schooling in India,” he added.

He said the sole motive to introduce this software which has so far been introduced in fifteen states of India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Aligarh is to secure education of students without any impediment.

Seth said students need to own a ordinary device i.e. cell phone for learning while teachers will provided master device to conduct smart classes even while sitting at home.

He said since the government snaps mobile internet service every now and then in Kashmir; teachers can teach students online even if there is shutdown or curfew.


News Updated at : Wednesday, May 16, 2018
 
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