Div Com orders enquiry over felling of Chinar

Div Com orders enquiry over felling of Chinar

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, has ordered for an enquiry into the illegal cutting of Chinar trees inside the premises of Directorate of School Education. The order – DivCom/Tree/Misc/50/2017 dated 04-07-2017 – reads, “A complaint along with photographic evidence was filled with the office regarding felling of one green Chinar tree within the […]

BOSE text books lack impact, authorities mulling revision

BOSE text books lack impact, authorities mulling revision

SRINAGAR: Saima Nawaz, a first standard student at a government-run school in Srinagar often gives a quizzical look to her teachers. Most often, when the teacher introduces her to a new word, she finds it difficult to identify herself with it. Last week when the teacher taught her I for Igloo, as mentioned in the […]

Polytechnic students demand relaxation in syllabus

Polytechnic students demand relaxation in syllabus

SRINAGAR: Students from government and private polytechnic colleges staged a protest here Thursday, demanding relaxation in syllabus for their 6th semester examination. The students said that the Board of Technical Education has scheduled 6thsemester examinations from July 29, while the students have not completed “30 percent of the syllabus”. “We have started classes just few […]

Lukewarm response to yoga day due to Ramzan

Lukewarm response to yoga day due to Ramzan

SRINAGAR: Educational institutions in Kashmir Valley have been geared up to perform yoga on Wednesday to mark the third International Yoga Day. Several students have stayed back from the exercise because of the ongoing holy month of Ramzan. During the past two weeks, various training camps were organized at Government Women’s College, in which students […]

KU delays doctoral programme for no reason

KU delays doctoral programme for no reason

SRINAGAR: The sluggish approach of the Kashmir University towards research pursuits can be gauged by inordinate delay in issuing notifications. The candidates who have been shortlisted for pursuing doctoral research in pharmaceutical sciences are waiting for the release of notification of registration for more than a year’s time. The students applied for pursuing PhD in […]

ReTs defer strike till Eid, warn impressive shutdown afterwards

ReTs defer strike till Eid, warn impressive shutdown afterwards

SRINAGAR: The teachers working in Kashmir schools under centrally-sponsored Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan continued shutdown for the second consecutive day demanding timely wages and service benefits. The two-day shutdown was called by Jammu and Kashmir Rehber-e-Taleem Teachers forum. Salim Sagar, state general secretary of the forum said that all government primary and middle schools were closed […]

ReTs skip schools to demand salary, threaten agitation

ReTs skip schools to demand salary, threaten agitation

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of teaching guides known as Rehbar-e-Taleem held protests against delay in release of their salaries and streamlining their services. Bashir Ahmed Dar, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir ReT forum said 40,000 ReT teachers are working with the department of education under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Scheme. “Teachers are working without salary from months. It has […]

Exams hampered

Exams hampered

SRINAGAR: The strike of Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers on Thursday impacted the normal functioning of government schools across the state. The main impact was on the term-one examination of the lower classes upto 4th standard. “The examination can be conducted without the invigilators. We couldn’t lock down the schools because of the exams. Therefore, some teachers conducted […]