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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Education Deptt orders re-constitution of Village Education Committees

Education Deptt orders re-constitution of Village Education Committees

SRINAGAR: The government has accorded sanction to the re-constitution of Village Education Committees (VEC) which will be headed by Headmaster or Head-teacher of any school functioning in the village. The order to this effect was issued by Secretary School Education Farooq Ahmed Shah, which said that two members of Panchayat or Municipal wards including at […]

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 […]

‘Deadwood’ lecturer still serving in Edu Dept

‘Deadwood’ lecturer still serving in Edu Dept

SRINAGAR: One and a half years after a government instituted enquiry asked education department to declare a lecturer deadwood, the person is still serving in the education department. The Under Secretary Technical Education in November 2015 had written to the education department to declare Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, a senior lecturer, deadwood and retire him from […]

Villagers lock school

Villagers lock school

Budgam: Villagers at Takyibal in Beerwah area locked the government middle school in the village to protest “shortage of staff and absenteeism” and staged a sit-in protest outside the school on Thursday. Chief education officer Budgam, Inderjeet Sharma, told Kashmir Reader, “I will personally intervene into the matter and will resolve it.” Following student complaints, […]

Clubbing, relocating schools leading to more drop outs

Clubbing, relocating schools leading to more drop outs

SRINAGAR: Untill a year ago, Jafar Ali, was attending a government school in his locality, but nowadays he spends his day by loitering around. He dropped out of the school since it was shifted out of his Badiyar Balla locality and clubbed with another school. Jafar’s father Ali Mohammad, a labourer, says that he would […]

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