Our Vision and Mission
Mission of the Trust is going on with the same spirit as it was at the time it was conceived initially by its founders. With the change in times it snow demands review and reform to working of its educational institutions etc. to meet the challenges of changing times with full force and capabilities. Although a lot has been achieved during the last 50 years under the ETK banner,yet for last sometime the developments in political situation and uncertainties in valley and otherwise also the overall change in educational polices at national and global level combined herewith peculiar worsening position in this sector under unending hartals and shut down of schools it is becoming imperative to consider seriously the alternative ways to carry forward the mission of Trust in tryst circumstances in an appropriate , manner to suitably meet challenges so that the objectives of the Trust are not defeated come what may. As is said “ whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.”
With having a feel of responsibilities being in executive of the Trust at present, a few suggestions have crept in my mind mainly based on the feedback of a few writes up, of experts in the field though being a superficial observer in the specialty. I urge to place them before the augst house for perusal and for consideration if these could be of any use for adoption while chalking out the future policies for the mission of the Trust.
The world is changing fast and we have to focus on students overall development rather than restricting them to the classroom. We have to be more creative and adaptive to meet the challenges of present times. Producing excellent test scores is the short term outcome that can be achieved by rote memorisation and hard work, but it does not guarantee a citizenry of diverse, creative, and innovative talent.
The new Education Policy at National level envisages on making quality and multidisciplinary educational institutions with international standards. The Traditional old Education policy has not been in a position to eliminate or lower the challenges faced by Indian education sector including the diminished enrolments, lack of access, lack of skill based education, negligible knowledge creation, lack of teacher and institutional autonomy, faulty recruitment procedures, inadequate measures for career advancement of faculty, lack of quality teaching and research, leadership problems and governance issues, and compromised regulatory systems,etc.
With so much information readily available, the 21st century education must focus on making sense of that information, sharing and using it in smart way in tune with societal needs and market compatibility.
This century education is about empowering students with the life and work skills they need to succeed in this new and still undiscovered world and therefore Creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration are the attested and undisputed skills of the 21st century.
If teachers think as mere teachers only and act as mute spectators to the world happenings, they will never inspire young minds. Living in silent ecstasy isn’t going to help. Teachers need to shape themselves as critical educators to help survive the students in these wavering times.
As educators we have to mould students not only intellectually but as benevolent members of families as well as of the community. To that end we have to revive and reinvigorate educational institutions that would encourage students to find purpose and productive citizen for which a mechanism be in place to ensure accountability of the teachers engaged for giving moral education and of the specialists( Ulema) engaged for the purpose. Proper class for ethics and moral education and teaching of Deeniyat in a result orienting manner and keeping the students connected with their heritage is to be ensured.
A strategic synergy between curricular and co-curricular activities will help shape the overall personality of the students, inculcating various soft skills in them. The Vocational Trainings have to organized and integrated in the school studies necessarily.
To devise a mechanism through which the behavior of students within and outside the school premises is properly monitored.
The institutional leaders should be high in spirits, enthusiastic, decorated with ethics of leadership, highly competent with tone capability of teaching, leading and running an educational institutions. All out efforts should be made to find the person with aforesaid qualities to command and control our Educational institutions, even on negotiable wages.
The school should always have as its aim that the young man leave it as a harmonious personality, not as a specialist.
If a person masters the fundamentals of his subject and has learned to think and work independently, he will surely find his way and besides will better be able to adapt himself to progress and changes than the person whose training principally consists in the acquiring the detailed knowledge.
In continued situation of hartals and shut down, arrangement for home delivery of education should be in place organized through local committees of the villages/ Mohalls to ensure teachings at door steps of the students with special attention for the promising Talent of respective schools to meet objectives of the mission and also to combat the disasters which it may otherwise suffer from.
We have to make all and full-fledged with dedication efforts for the mission of the Trust and then should have Tawakul in Allah to grant us success in our sincere efforts.