DSEK for arranging extra classes to overcome ‘academic loss’

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Directs heads of institutions to take classes themselves

SRINAGAR: In order to overcome the loss in academics, Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo has directed all the heads of education institutions to arrange extra classes for the students and to ensure the timely completion of syllabus.
He directed all the headmasters and head teachers to “compulsorily take classes alongside other teaching faculty of the institution and not to attend the offices during schools hours”, an official statement issued on Monday read.
DSEK issued these fresh instructions in a special meet of joint directors, chief education officers and DIET principals.
He directed all the chief education officers (CEOs) and zonal education officers (ZEOs) to personally participate in the monitoring mechanism and to ensure the implementation of these instructions on ground level.
During this meet DSEK in clear terms directed all the heads of the institutions to arrange extra classes and in no circumstances they should attend the offices during schools hours. He also directed all the headmasters to take classes themselves in the schools. He said that no lapse in this regard shall be tolerated and “in case of any emergency to attend the offices, they have to seek prior permission from the concerned ZEO or CEO, telephonically”.
DSEK appreciated all those head of the institutions and teachers who had voluntarily kept their schools open for students despite holiday. He said the conduct of classwork in some schools despite Sunday was very encouraging and a formal order shall be issued very soon in this regard, the statement read.
Taking a stock of teacher training programmes in Kashmir, DSEK directed SIE Kashmir to prepare a roadmap to make the conduct of the trainings more fruitful, effective and smooth. It was decided the timing for the training programmes in future shall be from 2 pm to 5 pm, it added.