J&K administration has adopted new methods to give skills to the students in the schools right from the start. Under the skill hub initiative J&K government has implemented in dozens of schools the schemes to give them vocational education.
As a part of National Education Policy (NEP), all the students of 6th to 8th have been mapped with vocational institutes to impart the basic skills of vocational education.
As part of NIPUN BHARAT MISSION, teaching learning material in the form of workbooks, worksheets and flashcards was provided to 522226 students of class I to V besides giving away resource material to 40318 primary teachers at a cost of Rs. 13.66 crore. Also, Rs. 4.03 crore were provided to DIETs to conduct training on FLN (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) to make teachers abreast with new techniques of teaching. Besides, a 100 days reading campaign was conducted successfully in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir where more than 4 lakh students participated.
To take care of basic needs of schools ensuring that learning is not affected, Rs 45.94 crore were provided to 22250 schools as Composite School Grant varying from Rs 10000 to Rs 100000 per school, of which, Rs. 4.60 crore were spent on SWACHHTA activities in schools. Similarly, payment of Rs 47.29 crore was made through DBT into accounts of 788247 students of class I to VIII as cost of two stitched uniforms @ Rs 600 per student. Schools with high enrolment shall be developed as Smart Schools in the coming years, which shall be saturated with all the basic facilities, officially informed. He added that there shall be no Gap in the Infrastructure and Sports facilities and teachers shall be imparted special training to enhance their academic standards.