Students get ready for extra classes


The school education department is gearing up to start extra classes for students in the schools, to compensate academic loses faced due frequent closure of schools this year.

In a meeting chaired by secretary school education department, all the Chief Education Officers (CEOs) were directed to furnish a detailed report about requirements for starting extra classes.

Officials present in the meeting said that CEOs were asked to visit the schools in their respective district and seek feedback from students regarding start of extra classes.

“The department is ready to provide transport facilities wherever needed,” the sources said.

Kashmir Vision recently reported about dilemma of students over completion of syllabus given the less number of classes their year.

The government has directed the school heads to ensure completion of 100 percent of syllabus, however the students haven’t completed more than 50 percent syllabus in schools, leaving them in a catch 22 situation.

Meanwhile, the officials said secretary school education Department also reviewed the process for B.Ed and D.Ed training to be provided to untrained teachers, as per the guidelines issued by Ministry of human resource development.

“Secretary school education directed officials to complete the registration process of untrained teachers by 15 September,” an official spokesman said.

During the meeting, the Secretary said that the diploma in Elementary Education Program is a specifically designed package for in-service untrained teachers aimed to improve quality education through teachers training. He said that it is mandatory to have Diploma in Education for undergraduate teachers and B.Ed for Graduate teachers after new guidelines issued by HRD Ministry.

The program has been developed by the Academic Department, NIOS on the initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. Pertinently, MHRD has put a new deadline to complete the training of untrained teachers before April 2019.

Moreover, the Secretary asked the untrained teachers to register themselves on the website of National Institute for Open Schooling before the deadline and pay nominal registration fee to avail the training.


No untoward incident has happened at Raj Bagh, Strict action will be taken against rumour mongers

Srinagar, August 19: Some rumours are being circulated on social media regarding alleged attack and ransacking of an office of a political party at Raj Bagh.

This is to clarify that no such incident has taken place however some loud sound was heard which is being verified. There is no apparent damage to the office or neighbouring buildings.  The matter is being investigated into.

Strict action under law will be taken against rumour mongers.


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