Srinagar: Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo Wednesday said that the students with less attendance will not be allowed to sit in the board examinations.
Taking serious note of the thin attendance of the students in both the schools, he stressed upon the fact that the students with less attendance in the schools shall not be allowed to sit in the Board Examinations.
Dir Education visited District Budgam to take stock of the educational scenario of the district. He started his tour by visiting Boys and Girls Higher Secondary Schools Budgam.
He said that for this purpose, reports at various levels shall be compiled to monitor the attendance of students in the schools.
At first monthly reports in this regard shall be compiled by concerned principals, CEO concerned shall submit the report after 2nd month and in the third month Directorate of School Education Kashmir shall publish the list of the students with less attendance and those students shall not be allowed to sit in the examinations.
In presence of District Development Commissioner Budgam Muhammad Haroon Malik, DSEK called a conference of all Head of the Institutions of the District and passed some important directions.
During their interaction with DSEK, students present on the occasion highlighted some of the issues being faced by them in the teaching and learning process. One of the students said that the students should be provided opportunity to take part in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities along with the regular curriculum.
In reply, DSEK assured that they shall be provided with every opportunity in this regard. He stressed upon all the Head of the Institutions and teachers present on the occasion to provide students ample opportunity and chance to express their thoughts and ideas in and outside the classrooms.
He directed the teachers and students to adopt an illiterate person of their family or locality and try to provide basic knowledge to them.
DSEK said that according to a latest order the 80% of the local funds are to be retained by the schools for their utilization for the development of the school.
Quoting the announcement of the Minister for Education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari to make 2018 as the year of infrastructure development for the Education sector, DSEK said that in this regard a task force team under the Chairmanship of Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi has been constituted of which he is a member.
He directed all the Head of the Institutions and Zonal Education Officers to submit a report about the infrastructure or any other requirement in their schools before 10th March 2018.
Speaking on the occasion, District Development Commissioner, Budgam highlighted the low literacy rate of the District and said that necessary steps in this regard shall be taken. He directed all the Head of the Institutions to follow and implement the orders of the DSEK in letter and spirit.
He brought some of the problems in the Education Sector in District into the notice of DSEK for which DSEK issued immediate directions to the concerned officers.
DSEK was accompanied by Joint Director Central, Abid Hussain, Joint Director SSA, H R Pakhru, Joint Director School Education Suraya Bano, Chief Education Officer, Budgam, Abdul Rouf Shahmiri and the affiliates of State Media Centre, SIE Kashmir.
At the end of the tour of District Budgam, DSEK made a surprise visit to the examination centre for Bi-annual Matriculation Examination in BHSS Soibugh wherein one examiner was suspended for negligence in duties and the Superintendent of the Centre was immediately replaced.