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 […]

Underprivileged students deprived of free uniforms

Underprivileged students deprived of free uniforms

SRINAGAR: The schoolchildren studying in government schools have been deprived of free uniforms even as half of the academic session has already expired. This is for the second consecutive year that the school uniforms have been denied to the children belonging to the underprivileged classes. Teachers say that they cut a sorry figure when the […]

High school operates in four rooms, space also used for marriages

High school operates in four rooms, space also used for marriages

SRINAGAR: One of the oldest schools in Srinagar, Government Boys High School Bemina, is running from 4 rooms of a rented building that belongs to the nearby masjid. The rooms, teachers at the school say, are occasionally used by local people for organizing different events. “Whenever there are marriages or other such events, we vacate […]

Only one school of the 32 burnt last year granted funds for reconstruction

Only one school of the 32 burnt last year granted funds for reconstruction

Srinagar: Of the 32 schools mysteriously burnt during the 2016 uprising, the government has released funds for reconstruction of only one school, which falls in chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s Anantnag constituency. Kashmir Reader has accessed an official order (114-edu of 2017, March 14) issued by principal secretary education that says Rs 2.57 crore have been […]

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