SRINAGAR: All the High and Higher Secondary Schools of the Valley opened Monday after remaining closed for winter vacations and the first day as per the instructions of Director School Education Kashmir was observed as ‘Welcome Day’ for the students.
Students were seen very happy while going to their schools after the long vacations and the teachers were seen busy in welcoming the students. The students expressed joy over the warm welcome they received in their schools.
At the start of the new session in the schools, Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari expressed his good wishes to the students for the forthcoming session. He said that many steps are being taken for the upgradation of the basic infrastructure in Educational Institutions.
Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah and DSEK G N Itoo also expressed good wishes to the students over the start of the new academic calendar.
DSEK visited Baramulla, Anantnag and Kulgam along with the concerned District Development Commissioners and District Education Authorities and reviewed arrangements. He said that in order to monitor the teaching-learning process, teams have been constituted at Zonal, District and Divisional Level which shall visit each school and interact with the students and take stock of facilities being provided to them.
DSEK directed all the Heads of the Institutions to submit a report within 10-days about the requirement of each school regarding infrastructure and other facilities.
He added that a new academic calendar has been devised by the Department which shall be shortly released and this will help in timely completion of the syllabus by taking additional classes and utilizing the holidays if needed.