Students protest against transfer of favorite teacher

Students protest against transfer of favorite teacher

Ganderbal: Scores of students from Boys Secondary School Sumbal Gund in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday staged a protest against transfer of  their “favourite teacher” from the school. The students boycotted their classes and blocked the busy highway demanding return of the mathematics teacher, Hilal Ahmad Mir, to the school “The education department has […]

GHS Gawalta has 4 teachers for 124 students

Baramulla: Government High School (GHS) Gawalta in bordering Uri town has four teachers for 124 students. The school teaches students in 11 classes from KG to class 10th grade. Gwajata is last civilian village of the Uri along the line of control on Srinagar-Muzafarabad national highway. “The department of education upgraded our middle school in […]

Troops yet to vacate several schools in Srinagar

Troops yet to vacate several schools in Srinagar

INSHA LATIEF SRINAGAR: Various schools of the Valley are still under occupation of government troops, despite the Srinagar by-poll being over and the by-poll in Anantnag deferred to May 25. Government Higher Secondary School Nishat, Government Middle School Gagribal, Government Girls High School Drogjan, and National High School Karan Nagar, were occupied by government forces […]

Kullar School has roofless classrooms, incomplete computer lab

Kullar School has roofless classrooms, incomplete computer lab

ANANTNAG: In 2006, when government high school Kullar in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district was upgraded to higher secondary school (HSS), the authorities sanctioned three additional lecture rooms, a multi-purpose laboratory and a computer laboratory to the educational institute.  However ten years later, the structures are still awaiting completion as the construction agency abandoned work […]

A rented building with no playground for a school established in 1943

A rented building with no playground for a  school established in 1943

Insha Latief                                                                       SRINAGAR: Despite being one of the oldest schools in Srinagar, the Government Middle School at Baba Pora Habba Kadal has been shuttling from one rented building to another. “Those who are holding top positions in government have studied here in this school. Now the school is craving for their attention and nobody is […]

Anantnag college ‘taken over’ for by-poll

Anantnag college ‘taken over’ for by-poll

SRINAGAR: Journalism students at Government Degree College Anantnag have been asked by the district administration to vacate one of the two classrooms they study in, for polling staff who will use one room ahead of the Lok Sabha by-poll scheduled on April 12. “A few days ago, some officials, who identified themselves as from the […]

Dismal Education

Dismal Education

Education in Kashmir is in a sorry and decrepit state. This is alarming not only because education has intrinsic value and is a public good but because the entire edifice of society- social, cultural, moral and ethical- depends on the nature of education provided. Moreover, education also has utilitarian implications and consequences. That is, education […]

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