Azad advocates ''job-oriented' education

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Jammu, Jun 3 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today emphasised on ''job-oriented'' education that also teaches respect for elders and trains the youth to fight communal, sectarian and regional tendencies.

''Education should empower the youth and imbibe in them virtues of humanity and the spirit to fight against the evils confronting the society today. Emphasis is being laid on the expansion of education, which has resulted into the higher education reaching to the doorsteps of the people even in the remote areas of the state,'' Mr Azad said at a function after inaugurating degree colleges at Kathua and Hiranagar.

However, the Chief Minister asked teachers and parents to educate students that securing degrees did not necessarily mean entitlement to government job. ''the youth should think beyond the saturated government job sector and opt for subjects with maximum employability,'' he added.

The kathua college had been completed at a cost of Rs 4.85 crore while the college at hiranagar at Rs 4.94 crore. The college buildings are spacious and well equipped with all required facilities including library and laboratory.

Meanwhile, Mr Azad also laid the foundation stone of the rs. 12 crore divisional commissioner's office complex to be constructed at the railhead in Jammu.

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