100 open-sky schools to get buildings under ‘TAMIER’ project in Rajouri

100 open-sky schools to get buildings under ‘TAMIER’ project in Rajouri

RAJOURI: District administration Rajouri has initiated a project for construction of buildings for 100 open-sky schools in the district functioning without building and often facing closure due to bad weather. In an attempt to provide conducive atmosphere for education in remote and hilly areas 100 schools will constructed in 6 months under convergence of various […]

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 […]

Fresh pre-matric scholarships announced, no payments for two years

Fresh pre-matric scholarships announced, no payments for two years

SRINAGAR: The social welfare department has invited applications for fresh pre-matric scholarships but the students are awaiting these scholarships for the past two years despite completing all formalities. The teachers working in the Valley’s government schools say that inordinate delay in releasing the scholarships has become a norm. “Most of the times, we receive scholarships […]

Academic arrangement candidates to get double remuneration for Ladakh posting

Academic arrangement candidates to get double remuneration for Ladakh posting

SRINAGAR: In a bid to improve educational scenario in Ladakh region, the Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Monday announced double remuneration for the candidates who are engaged under academic arrangements for the geographically tough region. The Minister made this announcement while chairing a meeting to discuss the issues related to the GDC, Kargil […]

Junior education employees wait promotion for 4 years in Budgam

Junior education employees wait promotion for 4 years in Budgam

SRINAGAR: Four years after the class IV employees of the education department were promoted, the order is awaiting implementation in central Budgam district. The employees were elevated on November 7, 2013 via order no 2150 DSEK, but the promotion file is yet to be signed by Director of School Education. Director School Education, GN Itoo, […]

Why Educational Reform is an Existential Imperative for Kashmir?

Why Educational Reform is an Existential Imperative for Kashmir?

In a new milieu characterized by “life long learning” where the shelf life of degrees and formal education  have inherent limitations and  where employability is determined by “ on demand skills”, where does Kashmir or the educational infrastructure and system of Kashmir stand? Zilch is the sad answer. The reasons are multifarious. The predominant amongst […]

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